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Universal Relocates International Theatrical Position to Los Angeles

David Kosse will leave the job and remain in London

David Kosse will leave his role as Universal Pictures’ President of International as the studio relocates the job to Los Angeles, the studio said Tuesday.

Kosse will stay on as Universal searches for a replacement, a person who will have a narrower purview than his or her predecessor.

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Kosse is an advisor across Universal Pictures’ international businesses and oversaw Universal Pictures’ international productions. He could have stayed in the position, but he wants to remain in London — where he has lived for 17 years with his wife and children. He may find a new job in the Universal organization.

The move mirrors a recent change in Universal’s Home Entertainment division, as the studio relocated Eddie Cunningham, its international chief, to Los Angeles. It also named Cunningham the head of worldwide home entertainment as domestic chief Craig Kornblau left his position.

The studio informed its London offices on Tuesday of the search for a new department head.