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Producer Christine Peters' CFP Prods. has reupped at Paramount Pictures with a multiyear, first-look deal. Peters, who established the shingle in 2003, is best known for producing the hit romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, which grossed more than $177 million worldwide for the studio and was a best-selling DVD. The film was based on a book Peters originally optioned. CFP Prods. also is beefing up its executive ranks, which already includes president Bradford W. Smith and executive vp Randy Tat, by hiring Petersen Harris for the newly appointed post of creative executive. Harris most recently was executive assistant to the director of creative affairs at Paramount Pictures, where he worked on such films as Bad News Bears, Yours, Mine & Ours and the upcoming Failure to Launch. Before Paramount, Harris worked at New Line Cinema and as a staff writer for the Disney Channel animated series Stanley.

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