Paramount Pictures has hired Mika Pryce as SVP of production for the Motion Picture group.
Pryce begins April 26 and reports to Motion Picture Group co-chairs Daria Cercek and Michael Ireland.
Tell Cercek and Ireland, “Mika has fantastic talent connections, excellent taste and knows how to make a movie from scratch. We are delighted that she brings her entrepreneurial skills to the studio to help us tell great stories to a global audience. She is the perfect addition to our team.
Pryce joins Paramount from Don Cheadle’s production company, This Radicle Act Productions, where she was responsible for development. There she oversaw the development of several television projects, including Max a black comedy about mental health created by Camilla Blackett and set on HBO Max; an adaptation of the 2009 fantasy fiction novel by A. Lee Martinez Monster; They can’t kill us all, on the formation of Black Lives Matter, based on the award-winning book by Wesley Lowery; the story of racing driver Willy Ribbs at Showtime; and War, on the formation of the Bloods and Crips gangs. In features, Pryce also oversaw the development of screenwriter Azia Squire’s big-screen adaptation of BB’s book Alston Amari and the Night Brothers for Universal Pictures.
Previously, Pryce was an executive at Universal Pictures where she worked on titles such as Good boys, little ones, Pacific Rim 2 and Get out. Prior to Universal, Pryce worked as an executive at independent and financial production company Red Granite Pictures, on films including daddy’s house for Paramount.
Pryce participated in the Peter Stark production program in Los Angeles. During her studies there, she worked at Evolution Media Capital, before working in overseas sales at Lionsgate International and then at Langley Park Pictures, based at Warner Bros.