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Paramount Vantage (originally Paramount Classics) is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures (which in turn is owned by Viacom), charged with producing, purchasing, distributing and marketing films, generally those with a more "art house" feel than films made and distributed by its parent company. Image File history File links Paramount_Classics. ... Image File history File links Paramount_Classics. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures movie studio and DreamWorks). ... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

In 2006, Paramount Classics President John Lesher announced the name change to Paramount Vantage. The Paramount Classics brand will be relaunched as a distributor of "smaller, review-driven films", such as foreign-language acquisitions and documentaries. [1] Also in 2006, it is expected they will begin to distribute films by Go Fish Pictures, the specialty division of DreamWorks SKG, after Viacom's recent acquisition of DreamWorks.[citation needed] 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ... Go Fish Pictures is the specialty film division of the DreamWorks SKG film studio, which is owned by Paramount Pictures, itself a subsidiary of Viacom. ... DreamWorks SKG (also known as DreamWorks Pictures) is one of the major American film studios which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ...

Paramount Classics releases

The Virgin Suicides is a 1999 film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett. ... You Can Count on Me is a 2000 movie, starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin and Matthew Broderick, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. ... Northfork is a 2003 film directed by Michael Polish and written by Michael and Mark Polish. ... Better Luck Tomorrow is a 2002 drama directed by Justin Lin. ... Mean Creek is a 2004 independent film directed by Jacob Aaron Estes starring Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck and Carly Schroeder. ... The Machinist is a 2004 drama/thriller film, written by Scott Kosar, directed by Brad Anderson and starring Christian Bale. ... Mad Hot Ballroom is a documentary by director Marilyn Agrelo about a ballroom dance program for fifth graders in the New York City public school system. ... Hustle & Flow is an Academy Award-winning film directed by Craig Brewer, and co-produced by John Singleton. ... An Inconvenient Truth book cover An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film about climate change, specifically global warming, directed by Davis Guggenheim and starring former United States Vice President Al Gore. ... Babel is a 2006 dramatic film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. ... Black Snake Moan is the title of a song by Blind Lemon Jefferson and a film by Craig Brewer. ...

Studio executives

  • Paramount Classics appointed former Endeavor partner John Lesher to serve as President in November 2005.
  • Former Miramax exec and producer Amy Israel is Executive Vice-President of Production and Acquisitions.
  • Former Fox Searchlight National Publicity exec Megan Colligan is Executive Vice-President of Publicity
  • Former Fox Searchlight VP of Media Mark Geller is Senior Vice-President of Media
  • Former Fox Searchlight VP of Publicity Julie Tustin is Vice-President of National Publicity
  • Former Fox Searchlight Consultant Andrew Lin is Vice-President of Interactive Marketing
  • Chad Hamilton is Vice-President of Production.

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External links

  • Official website



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