Magazine article Screen International

UPIP Shakeup Continues as Clare Wise Leaves

Magazine article Screen International

UPIP Shakeup Continues as Clare Wise Leaves

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EXCLUSIVE: Universal continues to pare back international production division as evp leaves company

Clare Wise has departed from her role as evp, International Production, Universal Pictures International, after more than three and a half years in the role.

No replacement has been announced and there are no plans to replace Wise in the near future with Universal refocusing their international division to give more production and acquisition clout to local territory managers.

The move follows the departure of UPIP Christian Grass, former president of UPI productions and acquisitions, in July and is further evidence of studios rethinking their international production divisions after Paramount shut down their worldwide acquisitions and local production group in June and more recently announced the relocation and massive reduction of their international distribution team. …

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