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BUSINESS
February 25, 1987
Perry Katz has been named vice president-marketing research for Universal Pictures, Universal City. The company also named James Jacks vice president-acquisitions. Universal is a division of MCA Inc.
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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.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2003 | From a Times staff writer
Veteran movie producer James D. Brubaker has been hired as president of physical production at Universal Pictures. Brubaker will oversee physical production on all feature films, reporting to studio chief Stacey Snider. Brubaker was executive producer on such films as "Liar, Liar" and "The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps."
BUSINESS
June 10, 2002
* Brad Epstein has been named senior vice president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group. He will oversee all aspects of development and production of films for the Touchstone, Hollywood and Disney labels and report to Buena Vista President Nina Jacobson. Epstein, producer of the Universal Pictures release "About a Boy," was previously president of Tribeca Productions in New York. There he oversaw production of films including "Wag the Dog," "Analyze This" and "Meet the Parents."
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