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Paramount Promotes Evans to Production President

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 4, 2010 at 7:45AM

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Filling a slot that has been open since Adam Goodman took over the presidency of the Paramount motion picture group, the ex-DreamWorks production exec has promoted exec v-p Marc Evans to president of production. Goodman praised Evans for "juggling highly complex productions with complete grace and ease," and for having a great work ethic and strong relationships with filmmakers.

Evans, who joined the studio in 2003 as a v-p, works closely with J.J. Abrams (Star Trek and Super 8 and David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), supervised Mission: Impossible III and is handling the next installment (which starts in August). His other assignments include the upcoming Transformers 3, Rango, Morning Glory and The Last Airbender. Evans came to Paramount from Laura Ziskin Productions, and started out as director of the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.