President of International Marketing, Simon Hewlett to leave Universal pictures in 2021. He was head of international marketing process, including creative development, research and strategy development, media planning, digital marketing, promotions and partnerships. His marketing group oversees the successes of Jurassic World, Fast & Furious and Bourne franchises, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, and films in the Despicable Me franchise, including Minions.
Michael Moses, President of Worldwide Marketing for Universal said, “I want to extend not just my gratitude but my sincerest admiration to Simon, both for how he has led the international team over the past many years and how he has chosen to remain a partner through this consolidation. His example is the very model of leadership, and despite our pleading that he might find his way to LA, we understand and support his decision.”
Simon will be working for some time to navigate this next phase and providing needed consistency and leadership. He will also provide guidance on the company’s search for a new international marketing lead
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