President, Motion Picture Group
Marc Evans is the President of the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures where he is responsible for the studio's film operations from development to release. In addition to managing the Creative/Development group, he also oversees Animation, Casting, Business Affairs, and Physical Production, including Film & Development Finance, Post Production, and Music.
Evans joined Paramount in August 2003 as Vice-President of Production before being promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006 and Executive vice President in 2008. He most recently served as President of Production.
At Paramount, Evans has supervised production on many of the studio's most critically and commercially successful films and has worked repeatedly with the film industry's top filmmakers. Under his leadership, Paramount released such films as "FENCES," "ARRIVAL," "SILENCE," "THE BIG SHORT", "10 CLOVERFIELD LANE", "INTERSTELLAR," "SELMA," "NOAH," "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET," "NEBRASKA," "ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES," "WORLD WAR Z," and "JACK REACHER" as well as the "TRANSFORMERS," "STAR TREK", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES," and "G.I. JOE" series of films.
Other notable films that Evans has worked on at Paramount include the "PARANORMAL ACTIVITY" franchise, "THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER," and "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION."
Prior to joining Paramount, Evans served as Executive Vice-President of Laura Ziskin Productions and Vice- President of Industry Entertainment.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Evans served as Program Director of the Chicago International Film Festival for five years. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he was Chairman of the Documentary Film Group (DOC Films), the nation's oldest student run film group.
Evans is married to Kirsten Albrecht. They have two children, Gideon and Harper.