Tuesday, February 19

From Dreamworks to Paramount Pictures, Mireille Soria takes a big jump


Paramount Pictures has appointed Mireille Soria as  president of Paramount Animation.

At Paramount, Soria will be responsible for all operations of the animation group from creative development to release and will also work closely with the various Viacom teams to develop animated feature films.

Before this, the lady served as co-president of feature animation at DreamWorks Animation (DWA) until last December. At DWA, Soria oversaw the animated movies Trolls and Boss Baby and recently produced Captain Underpants.

She also produced movies in the Madagascar franchise that grossed nearly $1.9 billion worldwide, as well as earlier films such as Home, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos said, “I’ve known and have worked with Mireille for many years and know that with her running our animation group, Paramount continues to build a great team for the future. With her creative instinct and talents, Mireille will help us grow the studio and develop a strong slate strategy in animation.”

Before joining DWA, Soria had a producing deal with Fox Family Pictures where she produced Ever After: A Cinderella Story.

Earlier, she was a production vice-president at Disney where she oversaw development of The Mighty Ducks and its two sequels Cool Runnings and a live-action 1994 version of The Jungle Book.