Stuber Productions and Universal Pictures extend pact through 2013


Mumbai: Universal Pictures and Scott Stuber have extended Stuber’s producing pact with the studio through 2013. A key producer with a long history at Universal, Stuber recently expanded Stuber Productions bringing on Pam Abdy to join key executives Alexa Faigen, Jon Mone, Andy Davis, Rick Solomon and Jared Pfeifer.

Universal will release the company’s upcoming David Wain comedy Role Models starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott on 7 November and in 2009 is scheduled to release The Wolfman, directed by Joe Johnston and starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins; Traveling, directed by Brandon Camp and starring Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston and Martin Sheen; and the sci-fi thriller Repossession Mambo starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker and directed by Miguel Sapochnik. The company is currently in production on Couples Retreat, one of several projects Stuber is producing with Vince Vaughn who stars in the film alongside Jason Batemen and Jon Favreau, who is also writing the script.

"Stuber is one of the industry’s most capable producers bringing extraordinary passion, great talent relations, savvy instincts and commercial sensibilities to all the projects he works on," said Universal Pictures chairman Marc Shmuger. "He is a long time friend of Universal and the extension of our partnership is a true sign of our commitment to continue making great films together."

"Stuber’s transformation from one of our studio’s leading executives into one of our most consistent suppliers has been immensely rewarding for all of us and we are gratified to continue our partnership," said Universal Pictures president production Donna Langley.

"This arrangement is particularly special to me as I have spent over the last decade at Universal and consider the studio my family," said Stuber. "It is wonderful to know that as the company continues to grow, so too will our great relationship with Ron, Shmuger, David, and Langley the entire Universal team."

Stuber and his team have put together a prolific and varied slate of films that includes tent-pole comedies, star-driven dramas and thrillers, as well as high-profile books and original scripts by established and visionary writers. Since his producing agreement with Universal began in 2005, Stuber has worked with some of Hollywood’s top talent and built relationships with some of the industry’s foremost directors, writers and actors.

Stuber’s first production was The Break-Up, produced with Vince Vaughn and was followed by the summer 2006’s comedy hit You, Me and Dupree.