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PARAMOUNT PICTURES ANNOUNCES PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH BUSINESS AND LEGAL RESTRUCTURING

 HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures' Domestic Television Division has announced that, in connection with a restructuring in its business affairs and legal areas, Bruce G. Pottash has been named senior vice president, business affairs and legal. In addition, Robert Mendez has been promoted to executive director, business affairs, and Cynthia Teele has been promoted to director of legal.
 Pottash will be responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the division, including legal clearance of programs produced by the division; divisional contractual issues and litigation, as well as legal advice for Paramount's barter sales unit, Premier Advertiser Sales, and the Paramount Stations Group. He will also be responsible for overseeing business affairs for the entire division. He reports to Robert Sheehan, executive vice president, business affairs/finance, for the division.
 Among Mendez' responsibilities in his new position are all business affairs regarding "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Maury Povich Show," as well as the business affairs of all Paramount Domestic Television foreign co-productions.
 Teele, as director of legal, will be responsible for legal matters involving the division, including specifically those regarding "The Arsenio Hall Show," as well as all non-FCC business for the Paramount Stations Group.
 "Bruce, Robert and Cynthia bring a wealth of business experience and legal talent to our division. They will be closely involved in the current and future successes of our large slate of first-run shows," said Sheehan.
 Pottash most recently was vice president, business affairs at Viacom Enterprises since January 1989. Before that he served as an attorney, also at Viacom, from 1987 to 1989. Prior to that, he was associate attorney (1984-87), entertainment department for the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Before that he was associated with the law firm of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz and Mendelsohn.
 Mendez has been director, business affairs, since 1988, after joining the company as associate director, business affairs/legal, in 1987. He was previously senior attorney at NBC for five years, and prior to that was deputy attorney general for the California Department of Justice for two years.
 Teele joined Paramount's Domestic Television Division as senior attorney in 1991. Previously, she was associated with the law firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Kuchel & Silbert for four years.
 Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI).
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 /CONTACT: John Wentworth of Paramount Pictures, 213-956-5394/
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