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July 18, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
NBC Universal promoted Rick Finkelstein from president to vice chairman of Universal Pictures. Two other executives were elevated to new senior positions. Finkelstein was also named executive vice president of Los Angeles-based Universal Studios. Jimmy Horowitz was promoted to Universal Pictures co-president of production and Michael Joe was named executive vice president.
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.
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.
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.
September 9, 2013 | By Daniel Miller and Meg James
NBCUniversal is shaking up the ranks of its movie studio, with longtime head Ron Meyer transitioning into a corporate advisory role. In a surprise move, Jeff Shell, a longtime Comcast Corp. television executive who spent the last two years in London, will succeed Meyer in a newly created position as chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. As part of the shake-up, Adam Fogelson, chairman of Universal Pictures, was fired on Monday morning. Donna Langley, co-chairman of Universal Pictures, will become sole chairman and report to Shell.
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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