Universal Taps Nicholas Carpou as Co-President of Distribution

He will be more involved in the day-to-day management and operations of the division.

Creating a new position, Universal has tapped Nicholas Carpou to serve as co-president of distribution with veteran executive Nikki Rocco.

Rocco, who announced the promotion, had previously served as the sole president of distribution.

Serving for years as Rocco’s No. 2, Carpou has been executive vice president of distribution for nearly three decades. In his new role, he will be more involved in the day-to-day management and  operations of the division. He’ll also remain responsible for Canada, the eastern U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Carpou will continue to report to Rocco, as well as work closely with executive vice president and general sales manager of distribution Mark Gaines.

“For many years, Nick has been a tremendous asset to our operation, shepherding some of the best and most profitable Universal films through theaters all over the country,” Rocco said. “This is a well-deserved promotion that recognizes his enormous achievements on behalf of our company.”