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Soysaler to head UPI’s Swiss arm

Exec replaces Max Dietiker

LONDON — Emin Soysaler has been promoted to managing director of Universal Pictures International’s Swiss operation.

Soysaler, who starts Jan. 1, replaces Max Dietiker who is leaving after 36 years with the company and 41 years in the industry to take early retirement.

Internal successor Soysaler started in the film industry at indie film distrib Rialto Films, as did Dietiker. Ho joined UIP, Universal’s former joint distribution venture with Par, in 1998 as sales manger.

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