Paramount Global veteran Syrinthia Studer is Paramount’s Executive Vice President, International Productions.
Paramount’s new business unit 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. Its focus will be originals and culturally-specific, local-language remakes sourced from Paramount Pictures’ vast film library. In her new role, Studer will oversee content strategy, development and production of local language and micro-budget films, reporting to Paramount Global’s Chief Content Licensing Officer, Dan Cohen. She will manage a team of creatives in both domestic and international markets and be based in Los Angeles.
Studer 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. Among her notable acquisitions are the breakout comedy Book Club, starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen, which grossed $100M at the worldwide box office; Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, to which she acquired home media rights via a multi-picture relationship with IFC Films; as well as numerous internationally distributed film festival favorites.
Previously, Studer held senior strategic marketing and acquisitions roles at Paramount, in addition to new business development with theatre chain Loews Cineplex Entertainment.