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DEBORAH AQUILA NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, CASTING, FOR THE MOTION PICTURE GROUP OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

 HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Deborah Aquila has been named vice president, casting, for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures, it was announced today by John Goldwyn, president of the Motion Picture, Group/Production.
 Aquila is responsible for overseeing all casting for Paramount's motion pictures. She will continue to cast her own projects as well through her company Deborah Aquila Casting.
 "Deborah has an impeccable sense for talent, as well as the ability to work well with any of our producers or directors," Goldwyn said.
 Through her own agency, Aquila is currently casting for the upcoming features "Imaginary Crimes," directed by Anthony Drazen, and "A Sudden Darkness," directed by Des McAnuff. She recently cast "The Tool Shed," which stars Laurence Fishburne, Ellen Barkin and Frank Langella; "Rita Hayworth and the Shawsank Redemption," with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman; and "The New Age," which stars Peter Weller and Judy Davis.
 Additionally, recent projects of hers have included "The Good Son," "King of the Hill," "Daybreak," "Swing Kids," "Waterland," "Joey Breaker," "Zebrahead," "Deceived," "The Rapture," "Hangin' with the Homeboys," "Last Exit to Brooklyn," and 1988 Cannes Palm D'Or winner "sex, lies and videotape."
 Aquila's feature credits as a New York casting director include "Great Balls of Fire," "Pump Up the Volume," "Rising Son," and "Lord of the Flies."
 She has also cast for television, including "Dark Shadows," "Dreamstreet," "Knights of the City," "Bluffing If," and "thirtysomething."
 Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
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