Jose Ernesto Espinosa has been tapped managing director of Universal Pictures Intl.’s operating company in Mexico.
Espinosa will oversee marketing and distribution for all pics released under the Universal banner in Mexico. He will report to Mauricio Duran, VP of distribution and marketing, Latin America.
Espinosa had been general manager of Dransval Vaesa, a company specializing in developing markets for industrial engineering and offshore oil platforms, for the past seven years. Previously, he served as marketing manager for Columbia TriStar Films de Mexico, where he worked with Duran. There he worked on theatrical campaigns for pics including “Godzilla,” “Mask of Zorro” and “Stuart Little.”