Wyck Godfrey, president of Paramount’s Motion Picture Group is stepping down from his role after a very successful career. Mr. Godfrey oversaw the “rebirth” of the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises with Bumblebee and Snake Eyes respectively.
Speaking to his colleagues, former president stated:
“It has been such a blessing to work with all of you at Paramount Pictures, and I am so thankful for the experience and proud of the work we’ve done together. In a little over two short years, I’ve had the great pleasure of overseeing the launch of new studio franchises in A Quiet Place and Sonic, the rebirth of old franchises like Bumblebee and Snake Eyes, the continued run of the ‘Gold Standard’ that is Mission Impossible, and, perhaps most excitingly, the long-awaited returns of ‘Maverick’ and ‘Prince (now King) Akeem’.
Emma Watts (former 20th Century Fox film executive prior to its merger with Disney) will replace Mr. Godfrey and will oversee Transformers and G.I. Joe Franchises. Ms. Watts previously worked on movies such as Deadpool, Logan, Bohemian Rhapsody, and James Cameron’s Avatar.
You can check out Wyck Godfrey’s full statement, after the jump.