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Universal Head of International Marketing Simon Hewlett to Depart Next Year

Universal Pictures' president of international marketing Simon Hewlett is leaving the company in 2021. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the move comes as Universal looks to consolidate leadership roles in its Los Angeles head office.

The company was happy for London-based Hewlett to relocate, but he wanted to keep his family in the U.K. It is expected that Hewlett will stay on with the studio till next summer, shepherding Univeral's international marketing efforts for the James Bond film No Time to Die, which has been pushed back to 2021 due to the pandemic, as well the company's slew of tentpoles lined up for next year including new entries in the Jurassic World, Despicable Me/Minions and Fast and the Furious franchises.

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