Amy Powell, Paramount Television President has been dismissed after making improper remarks, as told by Jim Gianopulos, the Chief Executive of movie & TV studio.
Gianopulos, in a note received by The Times, told personnel several people surfaced concerns regarding the unspecified remarks of Powell last week, igniting an internal inquiry by the firm. It wasn’t straight away apparent what Powell stated that resulted in her dismissal, but a person acquainted with the issue mentioned racially charged comments were made by her in a conference attended by several people.
Gianopulos said, “Having splurged the past numerous days carrying out a detailed investigation into this issue and discussing to those who attended the meeting, our Human Resources and Legal teams settled on and made the choice to stop the employment of Amy, effective immediately.”
However, Powell denied of making any such remarks, stating, “There is no reality to the accusation that I made insensible remarks in a professional meeting—or in any situation. The facts will appear and I will be blameless.”
The dismissal surface a month following Netflix fired its chief communications officer for making use of a racial mumble on at least 2 instances in the office. Reed Hastings, the Company CEO, stated in a note to workers he fired Jonathan Friedland after settling on that what he mentioned was not “corresponding to our principles as a firm.”
In 2013, Powell was named Paramount Television’s President, selected by then-CEO Brad Grey to increase the storied efforts of Los Angeles studio for the small screen. Amy, who started her profession at CNN, united with Paramount in 2004 after functioning in interactive marketing at the Sony Pictures.
Within her term, the TV division of the studio created shows such as “School of Rock” for Nickelodeon network of Viacom, “The Alienist” on TNT, and “13 Reasons Why” for Netflix. Its imminent shows comprise “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” on Amazon.