Disney VP Paul Roeder '98 Among 'Hollywood's Fastest-Rising Stars'
November 2, 2011
November 2, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Paul Roeder, vice president of global communications for Walt Disney Studios and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among "Next Gen 2011: Hollywood's Fastest-Rising Stars" by the Hollywood Reporter. "Their ambition and perseverance have taken them into leadership roles at an age when most others are just getting their start," notes the publication's November 11 issue. "The 35 on the following pages represent some of the industry's brightest talent and highest-profile projects; likely, they themselves will be the ones running Hollywood in years to come."
Of Roeder, the Reporter notes, "After his time at DePauw University in Indiana, the pop-culture junkie headed to New York, where he landed a gig in the William Morris mailroom. By 2000, Roeder had picked up again, this time moving to Los Angeles and taking a job as assistant to Zenia Mucha, then heading communications at ABC and now an executive vp at Disney ... A decade or so later, Roeder has ascended to head of global communications at sister company Disney Studios, where he manages media coverage of global blockbusters such as the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the upcoming Muppets reboot. Earning a reputation for responding to requests at all hours, Roeder handled the turmoil surrounding budget battles on The Lone Ranger and will work overtime promoting the $250 million spring 2012 action epic John Carter."
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