Jeffrey Kirschenbaum has been promoted to executive vice-president of production at Universal.

Kirschenbaum joined the studio in 2001 as director of development and was promoted to vice-president of production in 2004.

He served as the production executive on Fast & Furious, Universal’s biggest release of 2009, and is involved in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Wanted 2, Battleship, 47Ronin and the fifth installment in the Fast And Furiousseries. He reports to recently named president of production Debbie Liebling.

“Jeff has been an essential component in the success of some of our big event films at Universal,” Universal Pictures co-chairman Donna Langley said. “He brings skill and enthusiasm to everything he does and we look forward to having his continued contributions to our creative process.”

Prior to Universal he spent three years as an executive at Mace Neufeld Prods