Paramount Global names Syrinthia Studer Executive Vice President of International Productions

The executive will be tasked with leading the company's content strategy, development and production of local language and micro-budget films for its new business unit.

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Paramount Global executive Syrinthia Studer has joined Paramount’s Global Content Licensing division as Executive Vice President, International Productions.The appointment was confirmed by Dan Cohen, Chief Content Licensing Officer for Paramount Global, to whom Studer will report. “Syrinthia has incredible creative instincts to find stories in which audiences around the globe will relate,” says Cohen. “We are thrilled to have her join our division and look forward to the world-class content that she and the team develop.”

Under her new role, Struder will oversee content strategy, development and production of local language and micro-budget films for the studio’s new business unit. In correlation, the label will develop and produce a slate of films to include international local language productions as well as micro-budget films, sourced domestically or internationally, for release via limited theatrical or direct-to-consumer platforms globally. The productions will focus on originals and culturally specific local language remakes sourced from Paramount Pictures’ vast film library. “Great stories know no boundaries,” says Studer“I’m excited to join Dan’s team to launch this business and look forward to working with filmmakers around the world to help bring local language, culturally rich films to a global audience."

With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Studer most recently served as Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films, overseeing all live-action feature-length content for Awesomeness and Nickelodeon’s Kids & Family Studio. Productions launched under Ms. Studer’s leadership include sports family comedy, Fantasy Football starring Marsai Martin, Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland and Rome Flynn, currently in production in Atlanta, GA, The J Team, starring and executive produced by JoJo Siwa, and the upcoming Honor Society, starring Angourie Rice and Gaten Matarazzo. 

She previously served as Paramount Pictures’ Executive Vice President, Worldwide Acquisitions, where she oversaw the global content acquisitions business, acquiring films for domestic and international theatrical release and distribution across multiple platforms including streaming and digital VOD. She is also known for her ability to identify and nurture films across genres for global audiences. Among her notable acquisitions are the breakout comedy Book Club starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen which grossed $100M in the worldwide box office, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood which she acquired home media rights via a multi-picture relationship with IFC Films as well as numerous internationally distributed film festival favorites.   Previously, she held senior strategic marketing and acquisitions roles at Paramount in addition to new business development with theatre chain Loews Cineplex Entertainment. Ms. Studer, who will be based in Los Angeles, will manage a team of creatives in domestic and international markets. 

Syrinthia has incredible creative instincts to find stories in which audiences around the globe will relate. We are thrilled to have her join our division and look forward to the world-class content that she and the team develop.” Dan Cohen Chief Content Licensing Officer, Paramount Global