UniversalPictures International (UPI) has appointed Don Kim, formerly of Johnson &Johnson Visioncare, to be managing director of Universal Pictures Korea.

Kim replaces Chang Gon Kim, who headed the Korea officefor two years, and will report to Wayne Borg, Vice President for Latin Americaand Asia Pacific. He will head thecompany's planned expansion in the local DVD market, and well as overseeinglocal acquisitions.

UniversalKorea has been an active participant in the local DVD sector, which on the wholeremains in its infancy compared to similar-sized markets.

The company distributes theatrically throughUIP, which has been seen as the weakest performing of the five Hollywood branchoffices that operate in South Korea.