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JOHN GOLDWYN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF MOTION PICTURE GROUP/PRODUCTION OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

 JOHN GOLDWYN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF MOTION PICTURE
 GROUP/PRODUCTION OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES
 HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- John Goldwyn has been promoted to president of the Motion Picture Group/Production of Paramount Pictures, it was announced today by Chairman Brandon Tartikoff.
 Goldwyn will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development and production of Paramount's motion pictures, reporting directly to Tartikoff. Previously, he had been executive vice president, productions since November 1990.
 "In John Goldwyn's time here at Paramount, he has distinguished himself with expert nurturing of such projects as 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' and 'Wayne's World,'" Tartikoff said. "His impeccable taste and creative instincts make him the ideal leader for Paramount theatrical films in the 1990s."
 Goldwyn's promotion essentially completes a restructuring of Paramount Pictures that has included the appointment of a number of key executives since Tartikoff became chairman last July.
 These appointments have included Barry London as president of the Motion Picture Group/Worldwide Distribution, Kerry McCluggage as president of the Television Group, Steve Goldman as president of Domestic Television, John Pike as president of Network Television and International Co-Production and Frank Kelly as president of Creative Affairs and First-Run Programming in Domestic Television.
 "I feel confident, with this team of executives now in place, that Paramount is headed for new heights in the years ahead," Tartikoff said. "I'm also delighted that most of these talented executives were already at Paramount when I arrived, and I have been able to promote them from within. That is a strong tribute to strength of this organization."
 In addition to "Star Trek VI," which will be released on Dec. 6, and "Wayne's World," which is due in theaters next February, Goldwyn has been involved in the development of "Boomerang," a comedy starring Eddie Murphy that is now in production.
 Goldwyn said: "I feel fortunate that Brandon Tartikoff has given me this incredible opportunity, and I'm proud to be part of a great company with a long tradition of filmmaking excellence. Working with Brandon, I intend to make Paramount a receptive environment for top motion picture talent."
 Before joining Paramount Pictures, Goldwyn was with MGM/UA Entertainment Co. for five and one-half years, becoming executive vice president, motion picture production, in November, 1988. He joined the company as senior vice president, motion picture production in 1985.
 While at MGM/UA, Goldwyn was involved in the development and production of such films as "Moonstruck," which starred Cher in an Academy Award-winning performance; and the hit comedy "A Fish Called Wanda."
 Goldwyn began his career in 1982, working for Alan Ladd Jr. as executive story editor at The Ladd Company. While there, he was promoted to vice president of creative affairs, and was instrumental in creating the series of "Police Academy" films. He served as executive producer on "Police Academy II."
 Goldwyn is a third generation filmmaker. His grandfather was legendary Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn, who was a partner with film industry pioneers Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky in a company that eventually became part of Paramount Pictures Corp.
 His father is Samuel Goldwyn Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of The Samuel Goldwyn Co. His brother is Tony Goldwyn, an actor who starred in Paramount's hit film "Ghost," which was the biggest box-office smash of 1990.
 Goldwyn has a bachelor of arts degree in history from Stanford University.
 Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
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