Universal appoints Debbie Liebling as president of production

MUMBAI: Universal Pictures has appointed former Fox production executive vice-president Debbie Liebling as its president of production.

Liebling, who occupies her post in January will report to Langley. Her production team features executive vice-presidents Peter Cramer and Tracy Falco and senior vice-presidents Jeff Kirschenbaum and Scott Bernstein.

Said Langley, "Debbie‘s fresh perspective and years of experience in the industry perfectly complement our seasoned production team. Her keen instincts and close relationships with film-makers and talent make her the right person to help us shape future Universal film slates."

Earlier, Liebling had shepherded the creative direction of Borat and Dodgeball at Fox. She previously served as president of production at the now defunct Fox Atomic. As chief programming executive for Comedy Central she developed and supervised South Park.

Universal‘s 2010 slate includes Paul Greengrass‘ The Green Zone with Matt Damon, Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood adventure starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, the third entry in the Meet The Fockers franchise starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, and the Saturday Night Live spin-off MacGruber with Will Forte and Kristen Wiig.

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