Duncan Clark to Head International Film Operations for Universal

The distribution executive will now oversee the company’s overseas production and acquisition efforts

Duncan Clark will head international film operations for NBC Universal from London, the company said Monday.

Clark has been president of distribution for Universal Pictures International for years and will now serve as Universal’s senior international executive. He’s been filling the void created when David Kosse began his exit as Universal Pictures’ president of international in May.

Word of the plan came in an internal memo from Jeff Shell, chairman Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and Donna Langley, Universal Pictures chairman, to the Universal staff. The company’s top international executives are meeting this week in L.A.

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The memo also said that on Friday, Peter Kujawski was appointed managing director Universal Pictures International Production, overseeing international production and worldwide acquisition. Clark will work closely with Kujawski and Josh Goldstine, who was promoted earlier this year to head international marketing and marketing. They’ll both remain based in L.A.

“With Duncan leading our international team from London and Josh and Peter here in Los Angeles, we believe we’ve achieved the twin goals of securing the strongest possible international leaders,” said the memo, “and also being able to have more day-to-day interaction between those leaders and Universal’s executive team.”