“I was in the middle of an interview and Brad Grey — who runs Paramount — calls me and says, ‘Will everybody come back to work in May? ” Co-stars who were doing interviews at that time include Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Donnie Yen (who recently appeared in Rogue One), Nina Dobrev, and Tony Jaa.Brad Grey, the former Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO, died on Sunday night of cancer. In addition to running Paramount for 12 years, Grey helped transform Brillstein-Grey Entertainment into one of Hollywood’s most successful management and production companies, playing a key role in the development of “The Sopranos” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” He also co-founded Plan B Entertainment with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, through which he produced the Oscar-winning “The Departed.” Grey was forced out at Paramount in February in the wake of several film flops and some 0 million in annual losses at the studio.Are you a parent or teen who is having challenges at home/school?Are you an intern looking for supervision for Licensure?
There was nothing to worry about however as Kimmel was already one step ahead of the producers.'He was sitting with Matt Damon to do the scripted final bit - it was going to be a kicker with Matt - and he saw what was happening and jumped onstage,' said De Luca.His time at the top coincided with a bruising power struggle at its corporate parent Viacom that pitted former chairman Philippe Dauman, a key ally of Grey’s, against Shari Redstone, whose family holds a controlling stake in the media conglomerate.The fight was triggered, in large part, by the failing health of Sumner Redstone, the 93-year old Viacom founder whose personal issues caused a leadership crisis. Grey was able to keep his job for nearly seven more months, but was ultimately unable to convince the studio that he had the right vision to move Paramount forward.His family revealed in a statement that his death was the result of cancer.Grey is survived by his wife Cassandra and their 18-month-old son Jules as well as his three adult children from his first marriage to ex-wife Jill - Sam, Max and Emily.
Oscars producer Michael De Luca was rumored to replace Brad Grey as the film company's CEO but sources told Page Six that is unlikely to happen now given the negative publicity.'De Luca produced the Oscars and was about to get the job at Paramount,' the source told the publication.