HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 2, 2012) – Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today it has signed a first-look deal with veteran producer Ian Bryce. Additionally, Bryce has announced the hiring of Rebecca Rajkowski, who joins the new shingle as Director of Development.

An Academy Award®-nominee for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and winner of two Golden Globes® (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, ALMOST FAMOUS), Bryce has worked on over 30 movies throughout his nearly 3-decade long career. Currently in production on Michael Bay’s PAIN AND GAIN, he most recently served as a producer on the Brad Pitt starrer WORLD WAR Z for director Marc Forster. Paramount will release WORLD WAR Z on June 21st, 2013. Bryce has also served as a producer on the hit trio of TRANSFORMERS movies for Bay and Paramount, and will again serve as a producer for Bay on the fourth installment of the TRANSFORMERS series, to be released by Paramount in June of 2014.

Said Adam Goodman, President of the Paramount Film Group, “Anyone who has worked with Ian can confirm he is one of the world’s most creative producers and we are so lucky to have him now call Paramount home.”

“Ian is among the very best producers working in film and this first-look deal serves as the ideal way to continue our long standing, and successful partnership with him,” said Marc Evans, Paramount’s President of Production.

Said Bryce, “Working with Adam, Marc and the entire Paramount team has been a great experience for me both professionally and personally, and I am thrilled to be able to enter into this new deal, which will enable us to jointly develop awide range of projects across all their various film divisions.”

Bryce recently brought the project, AMAZING GIRL into the studio. Written by Justin Ware, the project is in development with Zoe Saldana attached to star. Bryce will produce along with Kirkland Tibbels.

Bryce is repped by The Gersh Agency.