HOLLYWOOD, CA (December 6, 2011) – Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc., today announced that Paramount Pictures International’s Vice President and Managing Director Chris Hedges has decided to leave the studio, capping off a stellar 35-year run. Ian George, who previously served as Executive Vice President of International Marketing for PPI will be replacing Hedges, who is expected to transition out of his position with the studio through the end of the year. George will report to Anthony Marcoly, who recently joined the studio as the President of Paramount International.