Stuber to keep greasing Uni pipeline through '13


Universal has renewed its pact with Scott Stuber, keeping the producer in the fold through 2013.

The move comes as the studio is releasing Stuber's latest movie, the Paul Rudd-Seann William Scott comedy "Role Models."

Stuber has been a key producer for the studio since he and Mary Parent segued from their positions as Universal's co-presidents of production and formed Stuber/Parent. Parent joined MGM this year as chairman.

Stuber recently brought Pam Abdy on board at the renamed Stuber Prods. Abdy joins executives Alexa Faigen, Jon Mone, Andy Davis, Rick Solomon and Jared Pfeifer.

"Scott's transformation from one of our studio's leading executives into one of our most consistent suppliers has been immensely rewarding for all of us, and we are gratified to continue our partnership," Universal president of production Donna Langley said.

In 2009, Universal will release at least three, if not four, Stuber-produced movies: "The Wolfman," directed by Joe Johnston and starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins; "Traveling," directed by Brandon Camp and starring Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston and Martin Sheen; and the sci-fi thriller "Repossession Mambo," starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker and directed by Miguel Sapochnik. (partialdiff)