There are more changes at Paramount Pictures under president and CEO Brian Robbins.
The studio said on Tuesday that Courtney D. Armstrong is joining Paramount as president of business affairs and administration. Meanwhile, senior executive vp business and legal affairs Stephen Plum is departing Paramount. Jay Galston, executive vp strategic planning and business development, is also leaving.
In the new role, Armstrong — a longtime veteran of Warner Bros. — will oversee business and legal affairs for all of the studio’s live-action and animation production divisions. Additionally, he will also lead the studio’s business development team. In that capacity, he will not only oversee the analysis and evaluation of all new business opportunities for Paramount, but will work on the company’s strategic planning activities.
Armstrong begins his new position effective Oct. 29.
“Anyone who knows or works with Courtney can attest that his exemplary business and legal mind, as well as his standout leadership qualities, put him at the very top of his field. He will be a tremendous addition to Paramount, and we could not be more fortunate to have him on our team,” Paramount COO Andrew Gumpert, to whom Armstrong will report, said in a statement.