Universal Pictures vicechairmen of worldwide productionMary Parent and Scott Stuber will segue into producer roles at the end of 2005as part of their seven-year deal with the studio.

Under the terms of their contracts Parent and Stuber agreed to serve the firsttwo years as vice chairmen of worldwide production and the balance as producerson the lot.

Effective immediately, executive vice president of production Donna Langleybecomes president of production, reporting to Universal chairman Stacey Snider.

"After eight-years of overseeing the development and production of what arearguably Universal's biggest hits and franchises, we are ecstatic to have Maryand Scott's vast talents transferred to producing films for the studio as oneof its ongoing major suppliers," Snider said in a statement.

Snider added: "Donna is a superlative executive with great taste and allof the skills to handle the production chief duties. Additionally, she has agreat team supporting her."

Langley was named executive vice president of production in October 2003 andher credits include Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, In Good Company, and upcoming titles like Spike Lee's Inside Man starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen, You MeAnd Dupree starring Owen Wilson, andPrime, starring Uma Thurman andMeryl Streep.

Prior to Universal she served as senior vice president of production for NewLine Cinema, where she oversaw Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and The CelI, among others.

Since joining the studio eight years ago as senior vice presidents, Parent andStuber have supervised more than 90 pictures including 21 $100m-plus domestictitles, 20 Oscar nominations and seven Oscars.