Shmuger, Linde named Universal co-chairs

March 16, 2006 at 4:37 PM

LAS VEGAS, March 16 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures Thursday named Marc Shmuger and David Linde co-chairmen of the studio.

Universal President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Meyer made the announcement Thursday in Las Vegas, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Universal Chairwoman Stacey Snider left the studio last month to take the helm of DreamWorks.

Shmuger has been Universal vice chairman since 2000, while Linde has been onboard with Universal's specialty film divisions since 2002.

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