Dominic Pagon has been named head of communications for Paramount Television Studios.
Pagone previously served as Senior VP of Entertainment PR and Awards for Showtime. He oversees the Los Angeles- and Boston-based PR teams at Showtime, as well as the Showtime Awards team and the Paramount Television Studios PR team.
He joined Showtime in April 2018 after spending 18 years at FX. He was hired as a publicist in 2002, working his way up to VP of media relations, leading or co-leading such shows. Shield, nip/tuck, rescue me, justified, It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, the rich, Man Seeking Woman And Son of anarchy. He became senior vice president of communications in 2015, managing department budgets and overseeing trade communications, talent relations and events, public affairs and photo promotions for FX, FXX, FXM and FX Productions.
Pagan’s new role comes in the wake of Paramount Global’s announcement last week that Showtime will no longer be a standalone brand. The company plans to rebrand the premium cable network as “including Paramount + Showtime.”
In his new position, Pagone will report to PTVS President Nicole Clemens and CBS’ Executive VP of Communications Chris Ender. Clemens sent the following email to PTVS staff:
“How’s everyone. I’m calling today to officially announce our new Head of Communications, Dominic Pagon. This should come as no surprise to many of you, especially since he was in office last week!
Dom is certainly no stranger to our team. In his former role at Showtime Communications, he was a key public relations advisor and strategist on many PTVS business and show issues. Now we get him full time!
He is also not a stranger to me. Dom and I previously worked together at FX, where I witnessed his incredible expertise in media relations, talent relations, show campaigns and awards strategies. He loves television and knows how to create meaningful recognition for our premium shows. Dom is also the ultimate collaborator with executives, talent, producers and everyone in the creative process.
Senior Vice President, Communications, PTVS, Dominique will report to myself and Chris Ender, who oversees comms for all CBS brands and the rest of the George Chicks world. Dom and his team will be based here on the first floor of the Lubich Building and will also integrate and collaborate with Chris’ larger communications group.
In addition to Dome’s announcement, I’m sure you also read the wonderful news last week about Erin Calhoun, who was named EVP Communications, Paramount Streaming and Cross-Company Publicity, overseeing Paramount+, Pluto and Paramount+’s communications with SHOWTIME, and New cross-platform role in a larger company. I want to thank him for his incredible comms leadership at PTVS and his support to me and our entire team.
We now have three of the world’s best for comms. We get Dom every day; Erin when we sold a show to Paramount+; And we’re also connected to Chris’ larger comms group.
Please join me in thanking Erin and welcoming Dom to his new PTVS leadership role.”