Paramount’s long-term licensing head will leave the company later this year to focus on family obligations.
NORTH AMERICA–Paramount Pictures has disclosed that LeeAnne Stables will step down as president of worldwide marketing partnerships and licensing at the end of the year to focus on family obligations.
Stables joined Paramount in 2005 and took on her current position in 2010. During her tenure, Stables worked on over 133 Paramount films–including Transformers, Mission Impossible, Star Trek, Anchorman and more–and managed all global promotions, product placement and licensing for the studio.
“LeeAnne is an industry trail blazer, and tireless deal maker that has delivered amazing marketing value to our Paramount films over the years,” says Megan Colligan, president, worldwide distribution and marketing, Paramount. “We respect her choice to leave at the end of the year, but our team will truly miss her talent, leadership and wit.”
In an e-mail to her staff, Stables said:
It’s been 12 amazing years at Paramount working with the top film directors, talent, producers, studio executives, and YOU–the 32 hardest working young professionals anywhere in this town…today I’m letting you know that I have decided to leave my role as President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships & Licensing at the end of this year. On my plate of big decisions lately–this one comes easier than most. After a challenging year of routing Florida trips into my constant travel schedule, it’s simply time for me to get off the blockbuster bullet train and focus on the care of my fabulous but fading 91 yr old mom. Thank you for your many kindnesses and true support over this challenging past year.
I’ve loved traveling the world, bringing global brands to our films, and working with you guys every day making huge, creative and award-winning campaigns happen. 126 movies - 5 Transformers, 3 Treks, 3 Missions and over $1 billion dollars in partner deals?? All those China trips! Crazy, fun and it flew by. I’m very proud that so many of you have been with me for the long ride here, and I’ve seen great leaders and careers grow. Keep rocking it. There’s still plenty of time for me to thank each and every one of you for making me look good all these years. And I’m def looking forward to my final cupcake. (Chocolate, please). :)