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UPI names Grass to head its intl. production and acquisitions

MUMBAI: Universal Pictures International (UPI) has named Christian Grass as president of international production and acquisitions. The announcement was made on 11 February.
Grass, who is currently the joint CEO of Focus Features International (FFI), will report to David Kosse, president of international for Universal Pictures.


Grass‘ team will include executive vice-president of international production Clare Wise. The international acquisitions team led by Dylan Wilcox will continue to acquire films for UPI and Focus Features.


Focus Features CEO James Schamus and President Andrew Karpen will continue to run Focus Features and Focus Features International (FFI) with president of international sales and distribution Alison Thompson and will maintain close collaboration with Grass‘ team on projects.


Grass has led the international production group for Universal since October 2007. The international production group has also overseen the acquisition and production of major international projects including Inglourious Basterds with the Weinstein Company, the Step Up franchise from Summit Entertainment International.
 

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