Andrew Fenady has been named president, physical production, at Universal Pictures replacing longtime head of physical production James Brubaker who chose not to renew his contract and will move into a senior advisory role with the company.

Fenady will report to Jimmy Horowitz, co-president of production and executive vice president for Universal Pictures. He will oversee all aspects of physical production including formulation of production plans, budgeting, scheduling, hiring crews and managing day-to-day operations.

'Andrew is a tremendous asset to the process of making movies on budget and on time,' said Horowitz in a statement. 'He has the right kind of experience, is detail-oriented and knows how to problem-solve to ensure the filmmakers' and the Studio's goals are realized. We are tremendously fortunate to have him here and it's a pleasure to announce his expanded role at Universal.'

Universal is in various stages of production on State of Play, Land of the Lost, Duplicity, Public Enemies, The Wolfman, Cirque du Freak, The Green Zone Thriller, Traveling, Hellboy II:The Golden Army, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Death Race, The Express, Flash of Genius, Mamma Mia! and Frost/Nixon.

Fenady previously oversaw physical production for such Universal films as The Bourne Ultimatum, Knocked Up, Miami Vice, Children of Men, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The 40 Year Old Virgin and The Bourne Supremacy.

He joined Universal in June 2000 as director, physical production. In June 2002 he was promoted to vice president, physical production, and to senior vice president, physical production, in June 2004. Fenady became co-president of physical production in Oct 2007.