Former Fox Exec Rob Huber Joins Universal Pictures International

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He becomes managing director of U.K. and Ireland, overseeing key theatrical markets for the Universal Studios division.

Former 20th Century Fox International exec Rob Huber has jumped to Universal Pictures International.

On Friday, Huber was named managing director of U.K. and Ireland, to manage day-to-day operations for one of UPI's biggest theatrical markets. He comes over from Fox, where Huber was most recently vp sales and distribution for EMEA.

Huber replaces Niels Swinkels, who was promoted to executive vp international distribution at UPI in December 2014.

"His years of experience and distribution expertise make him an ideal choice as the managing director of such an important market," Swinkels, who is now based in Los Angeles (closer to the studio leadership), said in a statement on news of Huber's hire at the Universal Studios division.