Moonves Names Co-Presidents of CBS Films

Apr 23, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp., has named two executives as co-presidents of CBS Films. Deadline.com reports that Wolfgang Hammer and Terry Press have been given the titles.

The story reports: “This cements a structure that has worked since Amy Baer left the studio and CBS Films ramped up its activity acquiring finished films. In his title as COO, Hammer oversaw the acquisitions of ‘The Mechanic,’ ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ and ‘The Women in Black,’ and Press has been been at the center of the marketing and release campaigns for those films. Through her 7570 Marketing, she has been consulting for CBS Films since 2010.”

Both executives will report to Moonves.

Said Moonves: “In Terry and Wolfgang, we are fortunate to have two very skilled executives, each with terrific knowledge of the business and strong resumes of innovation. They both possess the ‘roll-up-your-sleeves’ attitude for making, acquiring and marketing quality films for a division that is small in size, but laser-focused on assembling a mix of home-grown productions and acquisitions across a diverse range of genres. I look forward to the ongoing contributions they will make as they work together on all aspects of CBS Films to achieve our shared objective of developing great movies and growing this new part of our company.”

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