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PARAMOUNT PICTURES NAMES JOSEPH F. PEIXOTO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THEATRICAL EXHIBITION GROUP

 PARAMOUNT PICTURES NAMES JOSEPH F. PEIXOTO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
 OF THEATRICAL EXHIBITION GROUP
 HOLLYWOOD, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Peixoto has been appointed senior vice president of the Theatrical Exhibition Group of Paramount Pictures, reporting to Group President Larry Gleason. Peixoto formerly was senior vice president, corporate, of Metropolitan Theatres, a Los Angeles-based theater chain with more than 100 screens in California.
 Prior to joining Metropolitan Theatres in 1987, Peixoto served for three years as vice president and western division manager, domestic distribution, of the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. Before that, from 1980-1985, he was a film buyer serving Los Angeles and Dallas for Mann Theatres, which is now part of Paramount's jointly owned Cinamerica chain.
 Before joining Mann Theatres, Peixoto worked for Associated Film Distributors (AFD) for two years and, prior to that, served as a sales representative in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York for United Artists, beginning in 1975. He started his entertainment career at Mann's National Theatre in Westwood, Calif., while attending college at the University of California, Los Angeles.
 The Theatrical Exhibition Group of Paramount Pictures, part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI), is composed of wholly owned Famous Players, a major Canadian chain with more than 480 screens coast-to-coast; 50 percent-owned Cinamerica, a U.S. circuit with more than 460 screens in six western states; and joint interest in some 300 screens outside North America.
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 /CONTACT: Harry Anderson, 213-956-5845, or James Arnold, 213-956-5767, both of Paramount Pictures/
 (PCI) CO: Paramount Pictures; Paramount Communications Inc. ST: California IN: ENT SU: PER


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