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Peter Kujawski is executive vp of Universal

MUMBAI: Universal has named Peter Kujawski as its executive vice president of worldwide acquisitions. He joins the studio from Universal‘s specialty company Focus Features, where he served as executive vice president of international sales.


Kujawski will report to Universal co-chairman Donna Langley and be based in Los Angeles. He will also work closely with David Kosse, Universal‘s president of international.
 
"Peter‘s vast experience selling specialty films gives him a unique perspective on the global marketplace and undeniably qualifies him to lead our acquisitions efforts," Langley said in a statement.


The move reflects a centralizing and streamlining of Universal‘s acquisitions department, that was earlier handled by Christian Grass, the then president of international production and acquisitions before he left in June last.


Kujawski will oversee Universal‘s acquisitions from around the globe and "maximize distribution opportunities" for the company.
 
As a key member of Focus‘ international sales team, Bruno is credited with selling films ranging from Pedro Almodóvar‘s Volver and Zhang Yimou‘s House of Flying Daggers to Michel Gondry‘s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Sofia Coppola‘s Lost In Translation to the upcoming Cloud Atlas from Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski and Hyde Park on Hudson from Roger Michell.

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