December 9, 1993 |
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 |
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.
February 14, 2003 |
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."
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."
October 3, 2003 |
Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek Productions have entered into an exclusive, three-year distribution arrangement, the companies announced. Under the deal, Universal will distribute domestically all films produced and financed by Morgan Creek. Since 1990, Morgan Creek has distributed its films through Warner Bros. "We're very pleased to be in business with Morgan Creek," Universal Pictures Chairwoman Stacey Snider said.