Simen Rognerud has been appointed General Manager UIP Norway, effective immediately.

He joined UIP Norway in December 2010 as Sales Manager and prior to that worked in publishing.

Duncan Clark, President, International Distribution, Universal Pictures International and Anthony Marcoly, President, Paramount Pictures International, said: “Simen has distinguished himself in his three years at UIP. He is held in high esteem by the local industry, is a natural leader and we are very pleased to hand him the reigns of our Norwegian company.”

Simen will report to Steve Summersby, SVP Distribution EMEA, Universal Pictures International and Edward Ryan, SVP EMEA, Paramount Pictures International.