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PARAMOUNT PICTURES NAMES THOMAS FORTUIN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

 PARAMOUNT PICTURES NAMES THOMAS FORTUIN
 SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL
 HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas M. Fortuin has been named senior vice president and deputy general counsel of Paramount Pictures, it was announced today. He will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel Richard Zimbert.
 In his new position, Fortuin will join Joshua Wattles, who is also senior vice president and deputy general counsel, in working closely with Zimbert on all aspects of the company's legal business. With Paramount since 1988, Fortuin most recently served as senior vice president, business affairs and legal, for Paramount's Domestic Television Division.
 "We are delighted to promote Tom to this important position," Zimbert said. "His proven abilities in litigation and corporate law make him an ideal person to handle the complex and varied legal matters of a major entertainment company."
 Fortuin joined Paramount Pictures in September 1988 as vice president, legal, for Paramount's Domestic Television Division. He was promoted to senior vice president in November 1991.
 Before coming to Paramount, Fortuin served as vice president, legal affairs, at Technicolor Inc. for three years. During his tenure there, he was vice president, legal and business affairs, for the company's two affiliates, Four Star International Inc. and VidAmerica Inc.
 Fortuin assisted Special Counsel Leon Jaworski on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, Korean Influence Inquiry, from 1977-78, after working as assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York for four years.
 He holds bachelor of arts and law degrees from Columbia University.
 Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
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