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Chris Petrikin Steps Down as the Chief of Paramount Communications

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Chris Petrikin, executive vice president of Global Communications and Corporate Branding, is to be departing Paramount Pictures. The announcement follows Jim Gianopulos’ anticipated resignation as Chairman and CEO of the Melrose Lot. And Brian Robbins’ addition of the cinematic studios to his increasing collection. A representative for Paramount can not even be in contact.

Petrikin has been in the position for more than 4 years, having accompanied Gianopulos to Paramount from 20th Century Fox. Wherein he held positions as Chief Communications Director for eleven years. Petrikin is recognized for his strong and broad contacts with reporters. As well as his astute industry advice and general effectiveness as a studio spokesperson. From the standpoint of the media, he will be miss dearly. He has given adept counsel on the theatres. And many company matters during his tenure at 20th Century Fox and Paramount.

Chris Petrikin, the senior vice president of global communications and brand development at Paramount Pictures, has withdrawn. His departure comes as ViacomCBS announcement in the week that studio CEO Jim Gianopulos will be replaced by Nickelodeon executive Brian Robbins. Even during policy shifts, other leaders are in the assumption to accompany him out through the doorway.


Petrikin and Gianopulos had a long working relationship at 20th Century Fox, where they worked together for a decade. Petrikin left Fox to start a global communication systems and conflict management firm. It is when Stacey Snider acquired over all the company.

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Journey of Chris Petrikin

Petrikin left the William Morris Company in 2007. It was certainly to handle communication channels, publicity, industry marketing, awarding programs, community events, and philanthropic operations for Fox. Upon serving as a journalist and editorial head for numerous magazines, he joins William Morris in 2002.
Robbins will be in charge of increasing Paramount’s commitments to Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS’. A new subscription streaming that aims to challenge Netflix’s supremacy by contending with HBO Max and Disney Plus. At the film production company, where Gianopulos was very well and renowned, his hiring came as a complete surprise.


Moreover, several of the senior executives at Paramount, including feature film president Emma Watts and marketing head Chris Aronson, recently served with Gianopulos at Fox.

Robbins was a young actress who previously appeared on ABC‘s “Top of the Class”. Since becoming a businessman, he has remade himself as a director and producer, handling films including “Hardball. Others were “Varsity Blues,” and the widely lauded “Norbit. A YouTube channel focusing on teens, was by Robbins and ended up selling to Series Produced and then Viacom.

Future Projects

Scream, Jackass Forever, Lost City of D, Top Gun: Maverick, Transformers Rise of the Beasts, Mission: Impossible 7, untitled Paramount release, are among the 13 films scheduled for official launch in 2022. Assuming ViacomCBS will not really change their opinions about the films’ allocation strategies.


Vanshika is a Law student, blogger. She looks at life with endless possibilities and spreads that idea through her writing. She keeps on meandering and connecting with the world through her ideas framing into sentences.

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