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WAYNE LEWELLEN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT, DISTRIBUTION FOR PARAMOUNT

 HOLLYWOOD, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne Lewellen has been promoted to president, Distribution, for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures, it was announced today by Barry London, president of the Motion Picture Group/Worldwide Distribution.
 Lewellen, already responsible for the domestic theatrical distribution of motion pictures for all of North America, will now additionally work with the United International Pictures (UIP), which handles foreign theatrical distribution for the company. He continues to report to London.
 "Wayne's contributions to Paramount over his nearly 20 years with the company have been a tremendous asset," London said. "We look forward to benefiting from his unique expertise in distribution as his responsibilities are increased."
 Lewellen was named president of Domestic Distribution in June 1986. Before that, he was executive vice president, general sales manager, since July 1984, after serving as vice president, Southern Division, for five years. Prior to that, he had been Paramount's Dallas-Oklahoma branch manger since 1973.
 Before joining Paramount, Lewellen held the position of sales manager at Columbia Pictures from 1969 to 1973. He began his career in the motion picture industry as a booker for Warner Bros.
 He attended the University of Texas at Arlington.
 Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Cheryl Boone Isaacs of Paramount Pictures, 213-956-5504/


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