Jim Tharp

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"As President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution, Jim Tharp is responsible for overseeing the U.S. distribution of theatrical releases from Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, and DreamWorks Animation SKG. In addition, he oversees theatrical distribution operations, in-theater marketing and non-theatrical, distribution with the exception of television.

"Since joining Paramount in February 2006, Tharp has managed the release of a number of successful films including the record-breaking thriller "Cloverfield," the family adventure film "The Spiderwick Chronicles," the Oscar®-nominated "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," the CGI-animated "Bee Movie," the performance capture epic "Beowulf" and two films released in the summer of 2007 that grossed more than $300 million: the CGI-animated "Shrek the Third" and the Michael Bay-directed "TRANSFORMERS." Other recent successes include "Dreamgirls," "Freedom Writers," "Norbit," the critically-acclaimed drama "Zodiac," "Shooter," "Blades of Glory" and the sleeper hit "Disturbia."

"Before Paramount, Tharp served as Head of Distribution at DreamWorks." [1]

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  1. Jim Tharp, Paramount Pictures, accessed November 17, 2010.