Universal Pics ups Johnson to exec vp


Bret Johnson has been promoted to executive vp, physical production, Universal Pictures, by James D. Brubaker, president, physical production. Johnson will report to Brubaker, and will continue his work with filmmakers on all aspects of physical production, including budgeting, scheduling, hiring crews and managing day-to-day production, from pre-production through delivery. Johnson has held various posts at Universal since joining the studio in 1988.