*Paramount's Berman resigns

Variety is reporting that she submitted her resignation shortly after noon. No announcement yet, probably because they haven't finished up her separation deal. LAT broke the story this morning (see Wednesday morning headlines below). The chatter is that she'll be replaced as president by Brad Weston, currently co-president of production.

*Paramount finally made the announcement this afternoon. Nikki Finke says that Berman is leaving with no studio production deal, which is very unusual. Finke also says that Berman won't be replaced. "There are no plans to up anyone's titles or responsibilities," she writes.

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