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October 19, 1986
Sara Binder has been promoted to vice president-creative affairs for Universal City-based Universal Pictures. She will be responsible for the acquisition of literary and theatrical properties on the East Coast.
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BUSINESS
December 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Deal for Universal Pictures Producer: Rosalie Swedlin, who two years ago left her post as one of the top talent agents at Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency to form a film production company at Universal Pictures, has reached an agreement with the studio that gives her the option to make movies elsewhere. Universal announced it is moving ahead with Swedlin's first film, the urban drama "Clockers," which Spike Lee will direct and Martin Scorsese will produce.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
After weeks of questions and production delays, Universal Pictures has decided to move forward with "Fast & Furious 7" with Paul Walker included in the finished film. The late star will feature prominently in the sequel, the studio suggested in an announcement late Sunday. "Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead the returning cast of 'Fast & Furious 7,'" it said in a statement, also announcing that the movie will now hit theaters on April 10, 2015, nine months after the original July date.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2003 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Universal Pictures, which has enjoyed a number of box-office hits in recent years, has rewarded two top production executives with promotions. Mary Parent and Scott Stuber each has been appointed to the newly created position of vice chairman, worldwide production, for Universal Pictures, the studio announced Friday.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
A story in The Times on Wednesday about NASCAR's Entertainment Marketing division noted that a NASCAR-related feature film was in early development with Universal Pictures. So what's the movie about? Here's how producer Neal Edelstein, who's working with NASCAR Vice President Zane Stoddard on the project, described in broad terms what he termed the "underdog story:" "The story is about kind of a misfit kid who was into racing as a youth because of his father's passion for the sport.
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