Paramount Communications Boss Chris Petrikin Exiting After Jim Gianopulos’ Departure

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Paramount Communications Boss Chris Petrikin Exiting After Jim Gianopulos’ Departure
Exclusive: We are hearing that Chris Petrikin, EVP of Global Communications and Corporate Branding, is leaving Paramount. The news comes in the wake of Jim Gianopulos’ planned departure from the Melrose Lot as Chairman and CEO, and Brian Robbins adding oversee of the motion picture studio to his growing portfolio. A Paramount spokesperson could not be reached.

Petrikin has served in the post for four-plus years and followed Gianopulos over to Paramount from 20th Century Fox where he previously spent ten years with the former studio boss as Chief Communications Officer. At Fox, Petrikin oversaw corp comm, media relations, trade advertising, awards campaigns, special events and charitable activities for the studio’s global operations. Petrikin is known for his solid and extensive relationships with journalists, keen industry counsel and overall an effective communicator for the studio. Throughout his career between 20th Century Fox and Paramount he has provided deft guidance on the box office,
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