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James N. Gianopulos is a Greek-American businessman. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Paramount Pictures.

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1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] James N. Gianopulos was born in New York City. He is a second-generation Greek American. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973, received a Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor
from the Fordham University School of Law
Fordham University School of Law
in 1976, and a LLM program from the New York University School of Law.[1] Career[edit] He started his career by working at Paramount and Lorimar. He then worked in the International Distribution department of Fox Filmed Entertainment.[2][3][4] He was co-chair of Fox Filmed Entertainment with Tom Rothman from 2000 to 2012.[2][3][5] In 2006, the Gianopulos and Rothman team had greenlit twenty movies that produced over $100 million domestically ($121 million in current dollars)[6][7] and 26 movies that fetched $100 million internationally ($121 million in current dollars).[6][7]. He took over as the sole chairman of Fox beginning in 2012.[8] 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.[5] He has argued for a closer relationship between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, especially with regards to anti-piracy efforts.[5] He serves on the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund.[4][9] 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.[3] In 2013 he joined USC's School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors.[10] In March 2017, he was named Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, after the dismissal of the late Brad Grey.[11] Gianapoulous began his duties on April 3rd, 2017.[12] Personal life[edit] He is married to Ann Gianopulos.[1] They have three daughters named Alexa, Nikki, and Mimi.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c National Innovation Conference 2014: James Gianopulos ^ a b Brent Lang, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos
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
Jim Gianopulos
Closing New Long-Term Deal at 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter, January 11, 2013 ^ 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
Jim Gianopulos
Joins Board of Councilors". USC School of Cinematic Arts. Retrieved 15 December 2015.  ^ Faughnder, Ryan; James, Meg (March 27, 2017). " Jim Gianopulos
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
Jim Gianopulos
to Run Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
for Viacom". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 31, 2017. 

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