Stephanie Ito will step down as president of post-production at Paramount Pictures, continuing a series of studio management changes over the past year, with physical production manager Lee Rosenthal also announcing her departure this past year. week.
Ito joined Paramount in 2006 and became the first woman to lead post-production at a major studio. She has also lobbied for diversity in Hollywood, as executive co-chair of Viacom’s Asian Media Professionals group. While at Paramount, she worked on the post-production of all of the studio’s “Transformers” films as well as episodes of the “Mission: Impossible” series and both “A Quiet Place” and its next sequel.
âI am so grateful for my time at the studio. I could never have imagined having the opportunity to work with such extraordinary colleagues, directors, producers and artisans. It has been an honor, âIto wrote in a memo announcing his departure. âThank you for working tirelessly, without ego and towards a common goal, especially during this difficult year. We have grown and become a richly diverse and inclusive family.
Ito’s successor will be the latest in a string of newcomers to Paramount over the past year. Last June, Emma Watts, a former executive at 20th Century Fox, was appointed head of the Paramount film group, replacing Wyck Godfrey. Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland were named production co-presidents last January, and the studio also named Jeremy Kramer last fall president of its new label Paramount Players.
Ito’s departure was first reported by Variety.