UIP names Rougier to top French unit

Will oversee distribution of U, Paramount, DreamWorks in France

PARIS — United Intl. Pictures has named Jean-Paul Rougier director of its French subsidiary. He also will be head of distribution in France.

Rougier was commercial director at UIP until December 1995. He then left the company to become director of Polygram Film Distribution. After Seagram bought Polygram, he became CEO of Universal Pictures France in July 1999.

Rougier will oversee the distribution in France of Universal, Paramount and DreamWorks productions. He succeeds Franck Chorot.

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