Paramount Pictures Is Adapting to New Reality, Jim Gianopulos Tells Tokyo Market

Delivering a keynote presentation on the opening day of Tiffcom, Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos said that the Hollywood studio is adapting to the pandemic-era reality.Speaking Wednesday morning (local time), Gianopulos attempted to strike a generally positive note, while also detailing the problems the pandemic has posed for Paramount in particular and the industry as whole.

The Tiffcom market, an adjunct to the Tokyo International Film Festival, runs Nov.

4-6, 2020.In common with other Hollywood majors, Paramount was forced to shut down production as Covid-19 took hold early this year, beginning with an action sequence for the next “Mission Impossible” film that was scheduled to be shot in Venice.

It has also had to push back releases to 2021, including “A Quiet Place II” and “Top Gun: Maverick.”But work on Paramount’s animated features has proceeded since animators can work in relative isolation.

Upcoming animation titles include “Under the Boardwalk,

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