Simon Hewlett, Universal Pictures executive vp, international marketing, has been promoted to president of international marketing.
The London-based exec will remain in the U.K., reporting to Universal’s president of worldwide marketing Josh Goldstine, and continuing to serve as part of the international management team under Duncan Clark, president of international distribution.
“Since he began with Universal a decade ago, Simon has been an integral part of the significant growth of the studio’s international box office,” Goldstine said Friday in a statement. “He has helped shepherd some of our highest-grossing and most iconic films to date, and we celebrate this exciting new chapter in an invaluable partnership.”
Hewlett’s marketing group has worked on a number of international successes for Universal, including titles in the Jurassic World, Fast & Furious, Bourne, Fifty Shades of Grey, Despicable Me and Bridget Jones’s franchises.