Exex ink for another 5 years, COO to expand duties to TV

Universal Studios prexy and chief operating officer Ron Meyer and Universal Pictures chair Stacey Snider have extended their contracts at U for another five years (Daily Variety, Dec. 17).

“Ron has brought the studio to new heights,” said Vivendi Universal head Jean-Marie Messier, adding that Meyer, who now reports to Barry Diller, will expand his responsibilities to include all of the TV activities of Vivendi Universal.

“Stacey’s unique balance of creative and management expertise has led Universal Pictures to unprecedented success during the last three years,” Messier said. “We now have the distinct privilege of ensuring management continuity at Universal Studios for years to come.”

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