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)|
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|Date:||Jul 9, 2001|
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