The vice chairman of Paramount Pictures is exiting after 11 years with the studio and eight years in his current job. Variety reports that Rob Moore is leaving his post.
Moore has overseen the studio’s worldwide marketing, distribution, digital and television arms, Variety notes. The studio is not expected to fill his position.
“A source close to the situation said that the decision to ask for Moore’s resignation was made by the board of Viacom, Paramount’s corporate parent,” Variety reports. “Moore had been one of the major proponents of former Viacom Chairman Philippe Dauman’s push for Paramount to sell a minority stake in the company to Dalian Wanda. But after Viacom Board Vice-Chair Shari Redstone successfully orchestrated Dauman’s ouster last summer, the decision was made to abandon the sale process over Moore’s objections.”
Moore’s management team is expected to remain with the studio, with some of the team members expanding their responsibilities, the report notes.