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NBC Universal has named Kevin MacLellan chairman of its international operations. He replaces Jeff Shell, who Monday was named chairman of the conglom’s Universal Filmed Entertainment Group in Los Angeles. The move is effective immediately.
MacLellan will take responsibility for day-to-day operations and lead international expansion opportunities, and efforts to increase non-u.S. revenues. He will also work to develop collaborative business growth across NBCUniversal operations outside North America. MacLellan will continue to hold the position’s duties of supporting Comcast’s overseas expansion strategy., MacLellan will join the executive committee of NBCUniversal.
Previously, MacLellan was president of international television for NBCU, appointed following Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2011. Before that, MacLellan served as president of Comcast International Media Group and Comcast Entertainment Studios, and was responsible for Comcast’s international television and new media properties internationally. He was also responsible for all original production for the networks domestically and internationally. »
- Brian Steinberg
10 September 2013 9:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
In the wake of Monday's shocking NBCUniversal shake-up that saw former international chairman Jeff Shell promoted to head up Universal Studios, Kevin MacLellan has taken Shell's vacated position. The London-based 25-year veteran will take responsibility for day-to-day operations and lead international expansion opportunities for various NBCUniversal divisions, including theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and television distribution, networks and production. Analysis: What's Next at Universal? "Over 12 years with Comcast, Kevin MacLellan has proven himself to be a dynamic and talented executive," NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said in a statement. "With his extensive international experience,
- Hilary Lewis
Kevin MacLellan has been promoted to chairman of NBCUniversal International, following Jeff Shell’s move to chairman of Universal’s Filmed Entertainment Group. MacLellan is based in London, as Shell was before his appointment Monday. Effective now, MacLellan will lead day-to-day operations and international expansion opportunities in divisions outside North America, including Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Theme Parks and Television distribution, networks and production. He will also join the Executive Committee of NBCUniversal. “Over 12 years with Comcast, Kevin MacLellan has proven himself to be a dynamic and talented executive,” said NBCUniversal president Steve Burke. “With his extensive international experience, I am confident Kevin’s. »
- Tim Molloy
Related: Universal Shakeup: Adam Fogelson Out, Donna Langley Sideways, Jeff Shell In, And Ron Meyer Up As Studio Taken By Surprise London – 10 September 2013 – Kevin MacLellan has been promoted to the role of Chairman, NBCUniversal International, following Jeff Shell’s move to Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group in Los Angeles. With more than 25 years of experience in international and domestic television production, programming and management, MacLellan is based in London. Effective immediately, MacLellan will take responsibility for day-to-day operations and lead international expansion opportunities, increasing non-us revenues and driving collaborative business growth across NBCUniversal operations outside North America, including Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Theme Parks and Television distribution, networks and production. Additionally, MacLellan will continue Shell’s prior remit in supporting Comcast’s overseas expansion strategy. In his new role, MacLellan will join the Executive Committee of NBCUniversal. Steve Burke commented, “Over 12 years with Comcast, Kevin MacLellan has proven himself to be a dynamic and talented executive. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Update: The studio has made this official. (See release below.) Breaking… Shocker! In a shocking development, Adam Fogelson will exit his post as Universal Pictures chairman, with Jeff Shell taking over Universal Studios. Ron Meyer is becoming the sole vice chairman of NBC Universal through 2017, and Donna Langley has been promoted chairman of Universal Pictures. Shell, who comes from the studio’s parent company Comcast, had been running Universal International. With that strong international background under his belt, he is coming to Hollywood. Related: NBCU Taps Kevin MacLellan To Run International To say this is a stunner is an understatement. I saw the Universal gang last night in Toronto for a drink before the premiere of the Ron Howard-directed Rush, and if he knew there was something amiss at the time, Fogelson is a world-class actor. They all headed back this morning and the change was made while they were flying. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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