Peter Levinsohn Joins Universal Pictures as President and Chief Distribution Officer

Gregg Kilday

Peter Levinsohn is joining Universal Pictures as president and chief distribution officer. Reporting to Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson, he will oversee worldwide home entertainment, new media and digital strategy, technology, and international and domestic television distribution.

Levinsohn had been serving as president of new media and digital distribution for Fox Filmed Entertainment.

At Universal, Levinsohn will work alongside Fogelson and co-chairman Donna Langley, who both announced his appointment Wednesday, as well as Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz on all aspects of Universal's business. Levinsohn and Horowitz will share responsibility for Universal's business development and strategic planning division with Horowitz focusing on the production side. Nikki Rocco, president of domestic distribution, will continue to head the company's North American theatrical distribution operations, reporting to Fogelson.

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