UMG beefs up film, TV and theatre divisions with producer hires

Coral Williamson

Universal Music Group has hired producers David Blackman and Scott Landis to lead its development and production of film, television and theatrical projects. Their appointments are effective immediately, and both report jointly to UMG executive vice president Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.  

Blackman, who was involved with films such as Last Vegas, The Devil Wears Prada and a variety of music-driven projects while running the company of Dreamgirls producer Laurence Mark, has been named to the newly created role of head of film and television ...

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