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Arias Named VP, Business Affairs for Paramount

Oct 24, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Francisco Arias has been named VP of business affairs for Paramount Network Television. He will report to Dan Kupetz, senior VP of business affairs, and will also work closely with Deborah Barak, executive VP of business affairs for CBS Paramount Network Television.

Mr. Arias will oversee the deals for Paramount’s pilots, series and movies. Prior to Paramount, Mr. Arias was director of business affairs for ABC Entertainment/Touchstone Television, where he worked on “Desperate Housewives,” “Scrubs” and “8 Simple Rules.” He joined Touchstone in 2000 as an attorney in the legal affairs department. Previously, he worked at the law firm Holland & Knight and Telemundo Network Group.