Marc Shmuger, president of marketing, has been promoted to vice chairman of Universal Pictures, a new position in which he will oversee the coordination of the company's motion-picture assets as well as that of Vivendi Universal companies, the parent of Universal Pictures. Mr. Shmuger has been instrumental in marketing major film successes over the last two years, including this year's "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Additionally, Mr. Shmuger will oversee marketing worldwide, Internet, and international distribution. Mr. Shmuger will continue to report to Stacey Snider, chairman of Universal Pictures.
Copyright December 2000, Crain Communications Inc.