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UP&L President to Stay On


Universal Partnerships & Licensing has extended the contract for its president Stephanie Sperber, who will remain in her current position until June 2016.

Currently, Sperber manages strategic marketing alliances for both Universal Pictures and Universal Studios Parks and Resorts Group, as well as all of Universal’s global consumer products, digital licensing, theatrical and home entertainment promotions across all divisions of Universal Pictures.

As Universal works to develop a new chapter of the Jurassic Park franchise in the coming months, Sperber will head the global licensing, retail, digital and promotional campaign for the fourth film in the series.

In a sign of confidence, Sperber’s contract is being renewed a year and a half before her present arrangement is set to run out. 

Before being promoted to her current position, Sperber was executive vice president of the studio’s retail-focused consumer products group within the Universal Studios Partnerships division. Prior to that she led Universal Studios Partnerships as executive vice president.