I’m told that another reason Universal president Ron Meyer is looking to pair his distribution and marketing vp Marc Schmuger with David Linde in the studio chairman (i.e., production chief) job vacated by Stacey Snider is that Schmuger’s talent relationships aren’t so much under-nourished as strained with certain producers. Particularly with Imagine co-chief Brian Grazer, who “was leaned on by Schmuger to release Cinderella Man last summer rather than last fall, and it didn’t work out and the result is that Grazer feels Schmuger basically ruined the reception for his movie, so there’s no love there.”