HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 15, 2008) -– Paramount Film Group President, John Lesher and Paramount Vantage President, Nick Meyer, today announced that Guy Stodel has been appointed Executive Vice President of Production and Acquisitions for Paramount Vantage. Stodel, who will report to Meyer, replaces Amy Israel, who has served as Executive Vice President of Production and Acquisitions at Paramount Vantage since its inception. Stodel comes to Paramount from New Line Cinema, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. In making the announcement, Meyer said, “Guy’s creative instincts and success at spotting unique and dynamic material makes him a fantastic addition to our team.” His leadership and experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to streamline our specialty unit to position it for future growth opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.”