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Paramount Pictures Overview

Los Angeles, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Viacom
1912
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of ... Read more

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  • Last night Paramount Pictures took home two Critics' Choice Awards for A Quiet Place and Mission: Impossible — Fallout. A big congratulations to the cast, crew and teams who made both films so successful!

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Paramount Pictures – Why Work For Us?


OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television’s 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. 

Paramount is a subsidiary of Viacom, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

OUR CULTURE

The strength of our company is​ our people, some of the most talented and creative in the industry. Our multigenerational, multicultural workforce has shaped a unique culture centered on creative excellence, teamwork, opportunity and inclusion. We work hard to ensure that our diverse collection of creative thinkers, dreamers and doers are empowered to be their complete self and do their best work; and we are committed to fostering an environment that engages and respects all of our employees.

Viacommunity: Driving Social Impact

Named for Paramount's parent company, Viacom, Viacommunity is the global umbrella covering all of Viacom’s social impact and purpose-driven initiatives. By leveraging Viacom’s culture of creativity, Viacommunity offers programs that empower, engage and inspire our employees, audiences and company to make a difference in the global communities we serve.

CAREERS

Why join Paramount?

Paramount has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount’s passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry.

CAMPUS TO CAREER & THE PAGE PROGRAM

Why Intern at Paramount?

Want to launch your career at an iconic movie studio? Paramount's Campus to Career internship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on work experience in a vibrant and inclusive environment working with students and employees from various backgrounds. Through our varied program offerings, you’ll gain exposure across the organization while making meaningful connections for your future, and accessing exciting career opportunities.

The Page Program

The Paramount Pictures Page Program aims to provide talented individuals with the hands-on experience they need to be successful in the entertainment business. This prestigious program serves as an ongoing talent pipeline for Paramount, where more than 60% of Page graduates have moved into full-time positions within the Paramount family. Pages' main responsibility is to provide professional studio tours to paying guests as well as studio executives. The Page Program is also designed to serve as a modern day "Mail Room," focusing on the business end of the studio and frequently placing talented Pages in entry-level administrative positions on the lot. The program lasts between 18 and 24 months.

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Paramount Pictures Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Paramount Pictures (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2013.

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    Met with a coordinator and a director. Very informal. Was wearing a suit and felt overdressed. Asked why I was interested in social media, favorite movies, etc. Got the feeling this position was more personality-based than skills based - as in, they were looking for someone who would click with the team. The coordinator had previously had that internship, so that does seem to encourage the idea that these internships could have potential for a full-time paying job.

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