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New exec rides wave of change into U TV.

The operational merger of Universal Pictures and StudioCanal has left Hollywood's close-knit international TV fraternity agog.

As part of the ongoing revamp, U TV co-prexy Steve Jarmus has been ousted and Belinda Menendez, a relatively unknown StudioCanal exec, has been upped as U TV co-prexy alongside Phil Schuman.

Menendez, who cut her teeth in the indie TV distrib world and is a Latin American specialist, will have her work cut out for her. Although described as "bright, polyglot and great with clients," she has never managed a catalog of Hollywood-studio scale and complexity,

Despite the co-prexy titles, Menendez is clearly the gal in charge. In fact, it was apparently only at the insistence of U Pic toppers Stacey Snider and Rick Finkelstein that Schuman's role was saved. He'll oversee North American licensing. Menendez will handle the rest of the world.

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Title Annotation:Belinda Menendez of Universal Television
Comment:New exec rides wave of change into U TV.(Belinda Menendez of Universal Television)
Author:Guider, Elizabeth
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 9, 2001
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