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U names sr. veep of prod’n

Exec oversaw 'Friday', 'Dawn'

Universal Pictures has promoted Dylan Clark to senior VP, production and development. Clark will continue to report to Scott Stuber and Mary Parent, vice chairs of worldwide production.

In addition to his existing slate of films in development as veepee, Clark will increase the number of projects under his purview.

Clark joined U in 2001 and has been involved in overseeing movies including “Friday Night Lights” and “Dawn of the Dead.”

He’s overseeing the upcoming “Cinderella Man,” starring Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger and directed by Ron Howard; Sydney Pollack’s Nicole Kidman starrer “The Interpreter”; and U’s feature film adaptation of vidgame “Doom,” which is currently in production and is set for release on Aug. 5.

He also is developing pics including “Public Enemies,” with Leonardo DiCaprio set to star and Michael Mann to direct, and a pic version of vidgame “Spy Hunter” with John Woo to direct Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

Prior to joining U, Clark served as a director of development at MGM, where he helped bring in and develop scripts that would become “Barbershop” and “Out of Time.”

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