Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey just confirmed the pending exit of Adam Goodman as Film Group president. The studio is actively interviewing candidates to replace him. They range from outsider to internal executives. For instance, I’ve heard that Marc Evans had or will have a meeting as Grey and Rob Moore figure out what they need to broaden the slate.
Here is Grey’s memo:
“I am writing to let you know that Adam Goodman is transitioning out of his role at Paramount Pictures. We have offered him a production deal on the lot and hope to continue our relationship moving forward.
Adam has served as President, Paramount Motion Picture Group, since 2009. During his tenure, he has shepherded a diverse and successful slate of films, which he and his team worked on tirelessly and with great passion. His skill at making our pictures as good as can be is among his many meaningful contributions to our studio, and I am truly grateful.
Adam leaves behind a deep and very strong group of talented senior creative executives who will help drive our future as we plan our precise creative management structure. To that end, I expect to have finalized our decision about a successor within the next sixty days.
I want to thank Adam and know you all join me in wishing him well in his next step.