Ferrell and McKay sign on to make comedies

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" alums Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have signed an exclusive two-year U.S. film deal to produce intelligent but low-budget film comedies.

Paramount chief helps FBI on Pellicano

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey has met with the FBI twice about his connection to Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano, it was reported Friday.

Snider leaves Universal for DreamWorks

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures Chairwoman Stacey Snider is leaving to take over the helm of DreamWorks, a division of Paramount Pictures, it was reported Monday.

New studio head makes changes

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- One of the priorities set by new Paramount Pictures head Brad Grey was a badly needed boost in employee morale, it was reported Monday.

Paramount, Pitt's Plan B in a deal

HOLLYWOOD, June 23 (UPI) -- Paramount reportedly has a deal with Brad Pitt, giving the filmmaker first crack at theatrical motion pictures developed at Pitt's Plan B.

'Mission Impossible' forges ahead

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- The third installment of Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" series is targeted to hit theaters next May, it was announced Wednesday.

Gail Berman leaves Fox for Paramount

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Gail Berman has resigned as president of entertainment at Fox TV to take a top position with Paramount Pictures, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

New Paramount chief sets first big project

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures' first major project under new studio head Brad Grey will be "Babel," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

Grey appointed CEO of Paramount unit

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Viacom said Thursday Brad Grey has been appointed chairman and chief executive of Paramount Motion Picture Group.

New Paramount head may be announced

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Brad Grey has emerged as the leading candidate to become Sherry Lansing's successor at Hollywood's Paramount Pictures.

Depp does film based on book 'Shantaram'

MELBOURNE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Gregory David Roberts, known as Melbourne's Building Society Bandit, has secured a deal with Johnny Depp to adapt his book into a film.

Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt lead 'Affairs'

HOLLYWOOD, March 2 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt will star in Martin Scorsese's next film, "Internal Affairs," a remake of a trio of Chinese gangster films.

Gangs of Hong Kong?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese is in negotiations with Warner Brothers to make a crime drama set in Hong Kong, Daily Variety reported Friday.

'Sopranos' dispute may be settled

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood insiders say HBO and James Gandolfini have resolved their differences, clearing the way for production to begin on a fifth season of "The Sopranos."
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Brad Grey
Brad Grey, Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO, arrives for the Millenium Ball 2006 fund-raiser to benefit the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, on October 5, 2006 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Brad Alan Grey (born December 29, 1957) is the Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a position he has held since 2005. Under Grey’s leadership, Paramount has finished No.2 in market share in 2008, 2009 and 2010 despite releasing significantly fewer films than its competitors.

Since arriving at Paramount in 2005, Chairman and CEO Brad Grey has led a return to fortune at the box office. He has overseen the creation of revitalization of several major franchises, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, and Paranormal Activity, which was made for $15,000 and generated $192 million at the global box office. Paranormal Activity 2 grossed $177 million worldwide, and the third installment in the franchise is scheduled for release in October 2011.

Paramount has also forged productive relationships with top-tier filmmakers and talent including J.J. Abrams, Michael Bay and Martin Scorsese.

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