Universal Fires Marketing Chief

Mar 7, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The president of marketing for Universal has been fired by the studio. Deadline reports that Universal officially dismissed Josh Goldstine following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Goldstine was put on administrative leave last month.

“I understand the official decision was formalized on Tuesday,” Nancy Tartaglione writes in the Deadline report. “A person familiar with the situation confirms that after a review, it was determined Goldstine would be dismissed from Universal based on significant violations of company policy. There was no further detail.”

The report adds: “On February 14, it emerged that Goldstine had been placed on administrative leave while the studio conducted a thorough investigation. At that same time, EVP, Creative Strategy and Research, Seth Byers, was let go after allegations of ‘inappropriate conduct’ surfaced in the marketing department.”

Goldstine came to Universal in 2011 following a stint at Sony.

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  1. It’s never easy to fire someone. But when it’s someone who has been accused of inappropriate conduct, it’s a little easier. You have to think about the safety of your other employees, as well as the reputation of your company. We had to fire someone at our contractor marketing agency recently for just this reason. It was a hard decision, but ultimately we felt it was the right thing to do. We want our employees to feel safe and respected, and we can’t tolerate any type of misconduct.

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