Paramount Pictures has promoted Syrinthia Studer to Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions. In this new role Studer will be in charge of acquiring films for the studio slate. She’ll report to Motion Picture Group president Marc Evans and Bob Buchi, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution.

Per statements via Evans and Buchi, “Syrinthia has led the charge for Paramount’s international film partnerships and acquisitions and has helped the company grow on a global scale. Her distribution and marketing efforts for the Viacom brands in the home media space were unparalleled and have provided an important integration throughout the company. We are happy to have her expand the role.”

Paramount has been one of the most aggressive of the major studios in bolstering their slates at film festivals. Major deals have included the Best Picture nominated Arrival, Chris Rock’s Top Five, and more. It looks like Studer will serve as an integral part of these aggressive acquisitions going forward.

Studer started her journey at Paramount after a stint at Loews Cineplex Entertainment, where she served as Vice President, Strategic Marketing. Before then, she worked in business development and served in promotional marketing roles with companies such as General Mills and IBM. Studer’s previous tenure as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Acquisitions for Paramount Pictures’ Worldwide Home Media and TV Licensing divisions has been fruitful and a key stepping stone to this new position. As SVP, she launched and managed the studio’s division focused on ancillary-driven acquisitions, and supervised the negotiation and acquisition of domestic and international film and distribution relationships.

Some of her most notable deals included a multi-picture relationship with IFC Films, such as the home media release of Oscar darling Boyhood, and the acquisition of The Intervention, Goat, A.C.O.D, Ashby and Love, and Rosie and Spotlight. She previously oversaw the marketing and distribution of home media releases from Viacom’s Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount’s Television and Digital Entertainment groups as well as premier cable partners CBS and Showtime.

Congrats to Syrinthia Studer! We’re sure she is going to kill it!

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