March 27, 2017 / 6:11 PM / 4 months ago

BRIEF-Viacom appoints Jim Gianopulos as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures

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March 27 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc

* Press release - viacom names jim gianopulos chairman and chief executive officer of paramount pictures

* Gianopulos will report directly to bob bakish, president and chief executive officer of viacom

* In his role as Chairman and CEO of Paramount, Gianopulos will oversee studio's film and television operations worldwide

* Says previously, Gianopulos served as president of 20th Century Fox International

* Gianopulos also will be charged with setting a new strategy for Paramount Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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