BREAKING: The former Paramount Marketing President is expected to take the top post at UA and be named next week. He has a former history in marketing the Bond movies, so he’s a huge plus at UA.
Rich was already consulting for UA we hear. Rich left his Marketing President position at Paramount in 2008.
Rich was at MGM when they rebooted the franchise with Pierce Brosnan and Goldeneye. He knows 007 producer Barbara Broccoli very well. MGM has domestic on the next Daniel Craig 007 movie which is dated for April 10, 2020, while Universal will handle the pic’s overseas release.
The move also brings Rich back with longtime co-worker, Erik Lomis, who is UA’s distribution boss. Rich not only worked with Lomis at MGM during most of the ’90s, but he was also a consultant to Weinstein Co. when the distribution chief was there. Rich also worked on such titles as Kill Bill and Chicago as a consultant to Miramax.