HOLLYWOOD - Marc Evans has been promoted to President of Production, Paramount Pictures, it was announced today by Adam Goodman, President of the Paramount Film Group. Evans will continue to report to Goodman in his new role.
Evans, who is currently Executive Vice President of Production of Paramount Pictures, joined the company in 2003 as Vice President of Production. He has supervised production on such Paramount releases as "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible III" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." He is currently supervising upcoming titles such as "Transformers 3," "Super 8", "Rango," "Morning Glory," "The Last Airbender" and the fourth "Mission: Impossible" installment, which is slated to start production in August.
"Marc has grown into an invaluable contributor to the creative process and he is a natural choice to fill this role," said Goodman. "His track record demonstrates his great ability to juggle highly complex productions with complete grace and ease. He has terrific relationships, a passion for filmmakers, and a great work ethic. We felt it very important to find someone within our outstanding team to fill this position, and we're all so excited to be working with Marc in this new capacity."
Prior to joining Paramount, Evans served as Executive Vice President of Laura Ziskin Productions, and Vice President of Industry Entertainment. He spent five years before that as Program Director of the Chicago International Film Festival.