Exec to o'see theatrical distrib'n, local co-productions

RIO DE JANEIRO — Jose Carlos Oliveira, managing director of the Brazilian division of exhibitor United Cinemas Intl. (UCI), has been named managing director of Warner Bros. Brazil.

Oliveira will remain at UCI until mid June, while the exhib chooses his successor. The exec will be in charge of WB’s theatrical distribution business and local co-productions. As other Hollywood majors, Warner is increasingly co-producing in Brazil because of local tax incentives.

Warner has three other units in Brazil, covering home video/DVD, licensing and the Warner Channel.

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