James N. Gianopulos is a Greek-American businessman. He serves as the
chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Paramount Pictures.
1 Early life
3 Personal life
5 External links
James N. Gianopulos was born in New York City. He is a
second-generation Greek American. He graduated from Boston University
Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973, received a
Juris Doctor from
Fordham University School of Law
Fordham University School of Law in 1976, and a LLM program from
the New York University School of Law.
He started his career by working at Paramount and Lorimar. He then
worked in the International Distribution department of Fox Filmed
He was co-chair of Fox Filmed Entertainment with
Tom Rothman from 2000
to 2012. In 2006, the Gianopulos and Rothman team had
greenlit twenty movies that produced over $100 million domestically
($121 million in current dollars) and 26 movies that fetched
$100 million internationally ($121 million in current dollars)..
He took over as the sole chairman of Fox beginning in 2012. In this
position, he served as the head of 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight,
Fox 2000, Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Fox International
Productions and Fox Home Entertainment. He has argued for a closer
relationship between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, especially with
regards to anti-piracy efforts.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture &
Television Fund. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the X
Prize Foundation as well as the Board of the University of Southern
California Entertainment Technology Committee.
In 2013 he joined USC's School of Cinematic Arts Board of
In March 2017, he was named Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures,
after the dismissal of the late Brad Grey. Gianapoulous began his
duties on April 3rd, 2017.
He is married to Ann Gianopulos. They have three daughters named
Alexa, Nikki, and Mimi.
^ a b c National Innovation Conference 2014: James Gianopulos
^ a b Brent Lang, Fox’s
Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through
Uncertain Times, Variety, August 19, 2014
^ a b c X Prize Foundation: Board of Trustees
^ a b Bloomberg BusinessWeek: James N. Gianopulos
^ a b c Kim Masters, Matthew Belloni,
Jim Gianopulos Closing New
Long-Term Deal at 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter, January
^ a b “Consumer Price Index: All Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average,
All Items[permanent dead link],” U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics. April 15, 2009. (Retrieved 2009-05-13.)
^ a b Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development
Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve
Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
^ Kim Masters, Rothman Leaving 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood
Reporter, September 14, 2012
^ Motion Picture and Television Fund: Board of Directors
Jim Gianopulos Joins Board of Councilors". USC School of Cinematic
Arts. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
^ Faughnder, Ryan; James, Meg (March 27, 2017). "
Jim Gianopulos is
tasked with turning around struggling Paramount Pictures". The Los
Angeles Times. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
^ McClintock, Pamela (March 27, 2017). "
Jim Gianopulos to Run
Paramount Pictures for Viacom". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved
March 31, 2017.
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