This is a surprise. That’s the 2nd top corporate flack to leave Paramount since Brad Grey took over. Patty Rockenwagner had to deal with the PR war that broke out when DreamWorks left Paramount. Filling in will be NYC-based Steven Rubenstein:

TO: Paramount Senior Executives
FR: Brad Grey
DT: September 18, 2009

I wanted to let you know that Patti Röckenwagner, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, will be leaving the company to pursue another opportunity. She has agreed to stay on with us through October to ensure a smooth transition.

Please join me in thanking her for overseeing communications during this important time for the studio. It goes without saying that we wish her all the best in her new endeavor.

At the moment, we have no immediate succession plans for the position, but of course, we will keep you posted.

Thanks,
Brad

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