Ken Graffeo to Leave High Def Post at Universal
It looks like more fallout from the format war – this time at Universal.
In the ‘heads will roll’ category, we read that Ken Graffeo will leave his high-definition marketing role at Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Although still employed at Universal, Graffeo is exploring other opportunities, including ones outside of the studio.
Graffeo said he will not take on a Blu-ray role at the studio, which could be comparable to his responsibilities for HD DVD. In recent months Graffeo had become more entrenched in his additional role as head of the HD DVD Promotional Group and less involved with handling specific Universal titles. The HD DVD Promotional Group dissolved on the heels of Toshiba’s February announcement that it was ending its support for its HD DVD hardware.
“I was setting up that infrastructure [of the HD DVD Promotion Group] on a day to day basis,” said Graffeo. “And now that group is no longer in existence. Now Im looking at what my different options are and what my next moves will be.”