U Int’l vid picks prez

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Eddie Cunningham has been appointed prexy of Universal Pictures Intl. Entertainment, the studio’s foreign homevid arm.

Cunningham was chairman of Universal Pictures U.K. and regional managing director for the U.K., Ireland, the Nordic countries and Australasia.

He will succeed Peter Smith, recently promoted to prexy of NBC Universal Intl.

Based in London, Cunningham will report to U vice chair Rick Finkelstein and co-chair David Linde. He takes up his post in January.

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