Duran moves to Uni Int'l


As Universal Pictures International gears up for the launch on Jan. 1 of its stand-alone overseas distribution company, it has named Mauricio Duran as vp, distribution and marketing, Latin America.

Duran moves over from Buena Vista Columbia TriStar Films de Mexico, where he has served for the past 20 years, most recently as associate general manager and sales director.

In his new post, he will oversee theatrical marketing and distribution of all Universal titles as well as review potential acquistions and keep an eye on new business opportunities in the region, according to the announcement made Thursday by UPI president David Kosse. Duran will report to Duncan Clark, UPI executive vp of international distribution.