Israel new No. 2 at Par Classics

January 2006
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;1/10/2006, Vol. 392 Issue 31, p58
This article reports that Paramount Classics overhaul continues as Amy Israel has been tapped to fill the executive VP production and acquisitions post. Paramount Classics, a division of Paramount Pictures, recently laid off four executives, and Israel had been considered a front-runner to become president John Lesher's assistant. The former acquisitions executive at Miramax Films joins Paramount Classics from visual effects and animation house the Orphanage, where she was head of production and a producer since 2003. Orphanage co-founder Scott Stewart will assume Israel's duties until a replacement is found.


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