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Universal Pictures Digital Platforms SVP Jeremy Laws told friends by email that his last day at the company is Friday. Laws said he has no immediate plans for what he is doing next, and it is unclear if Laws’ departure is part of the NBC’s company goal of cutting costs by $500 million, which includes the reduction of 500 jobs. A NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) spokeswoman has not yet returned calls seeking comment. Emails sent to Laws have also gone unanswered.
Laws started heading up the company’s mobile efforts when it first created a dedicated division in May 2006. Laws wrote: “It was a good run, but now it’s time to do something different. I will miss this place, but I am looking forward to new challenges and opportunities.” No word on who might be taking over the reigns, but Laws outlined a list of future contacts, including Calvin Lim for mobile; Roni Lubliner for broadcast and stills; Sam Nouri for online and advertising; and Jordan Gilbert for original digital content.