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BRAD KESSELL NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE AFFAIRS, FOR MOTION PICTURE GROUP AT PARAMOUNT PICTURES

 HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Brad Kessell has been named to the newly created position of vice president, creative affairs, for the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures, it was announced today.
 Kessell will be responsible for finding and developing new material for the group, as well as being assigned to projects currently in development. He will report to John Goldwyn, president, of the Motion Picture Group/Production.
 "His intimate involvement with current and upcoming releases makes him the prime candidate for this key position," Goldwyn said. "We welcome him to our production division at Paramount."
 Most recently, Kessell was vice president of development for Sherry Lansing Productions for a year and a half. During that time, he was associated with the productions of "School Ties" and "Indecent Proposal." Prior to that, he was story editor at Jaffe-Lansing Productions since 1987, where he was involved with "The Accused" and "Black Rain." Kessell holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI).
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 /CONTACT: Cheryl Boone Isaacs of Paramount, 213-956-5504/
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