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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.
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.
BUSINESS
September 28, 1999 | JAMES BATES
Universal Pictures is starting a division to handle specialty films, an increasingly lucrative business for studios that have found they can make sizable profits from independent movies, the Seagram Co. unit said Monday. The company named former Gramercy Pictures executive Claudia Gray and Paul Hardart, a strategic-planning executive with Universal, to run the unit. Gray was named executive vice president, Hardart senior vice president.
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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