• Director, International Distribution

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    Paramount Pictures
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
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  • About The Brand

    Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    The Director, International Distribution is responsible for box office reporting related to current and forward-looking performance of theatrical film releases. This role will report to the SVP, and will work as part of a highly collaborative group. Do you have experience in film distribution to theatrical markets and a passion for the industry? Then this is the role for you! Core responsibilities to include:

    • Manages and develops team to ensure all routine and critical business reporting and projects are handled efficiently while ensuring utmost accuracy.
    • Assesses performance of Paramount’s theatrical releases and competitive tentpoles. Ability to quickly draw valuable conclusions as to the likely impact on performance of a title.
    • Prepares release date strategies for Paramount titles; identifies any potential alternatives by conducting an in-depth review of release windows, competitive titles, and holidays that could impact a title’s success.
    • Proactively identifies key and current industry trends to assess impact to the International Distribution team.
    • Executes extensive and detailed ad-hoc analysis and research assigned by SVP of Int’l Distribution including box office reporting, emerging markets performance, regional movie going habits, and the evolution of the film industry.
    • Creates comprehensive territory presentations to assess distribution proposals.
    • Maintains sub distribution data including contracts and identifies designated ‘special’ titles. Liaises with Legal team as required.
    • Reads, analyzes, and assesses scripts for international potential / performance as part of the Greenlight process; identifies competitive titles for box office comparisons.
    • Supervises enhancements and service request relating to all IT systems used by the international distribution team.
    • Gathers technical and business requirements the Box Office Reporting system from key stakeholders across the organization. Constructs coherent project roadmaps and liaison with external IT developers to ensure successful implementation.
    • Works with internal departments to foster positive relationships and optimize data sharing and understanding.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 7+ years of film experience in distribution to international markets, with extensive demonstrated knowledge of international theatrical distribution.
    • A high level of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint, with the ability to create detailed reports and presentations.
    • Ability to quickly analyze and interpret quantitative data to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
    • Project Management experience.
    • Thorough and detail oriented, with excellent communication skills.
    • Willingness to offer ideas and take initiative to improve processes.
    • Working knowledge of Salesforce.
    • Bachelor's Degree strongly desired or equivalent experience.


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