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Nicole Clemens: “I’m focused on bringing great content to Paramount Plus but my role hasn’t changed in terms of my agenda to continue to sell externally. It behooves all of us for Paramount Plus to do well. Having them be a robust buyer is beneficial to us… Our goal is to be selling original, high-end premium titles that don’t have to be from the film library. Our slate just happens to be a lot of those titles right off the bat but it’s not going to be limited to that. We’ll definitely be taking originals to them, too… Grease on Paramount Plus makes more sense than Grease on any other platform. The stars aligned with Paramount Plus across the board. Because Paramount Plus is ramping up, and yes, they are our home platform and we are motivated to see them succeed, but there is great synergy. When you’re talking about iconic titles, it’s a great brand match and there’s so much momentum to get that service going… The common denominator between Flashdance, Grease, Fatal Attraction is that it’s populist literature. It’s elevated, it’s big, it’s iconic but it also still has a real draw for popular culture. So, if you took something small and niche, that might be right for somebody else… There’s a big Venn diagram that can encompass that… We have a few deals that are premium but for the most part, I’ve chosen to break up the pie in a way that’s more in a Moneyball model.”

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