Medavoy has a Vision

UCLA, PGA fete Phoenix Pictures co-founder/CEO

Mike Medavoy has been tapped to receive the Vision Award from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television and the Producers Guild of America.

Kudos will be presented June 16 at the UCLA Producers Marketplace competition. Award recognizes producers whose careers are “distinguished by the highest standards and whose body of work exemplifies quality, persistence and integrity.”

Previous recipients include Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and Mark Gordon.

Medavoy, a UCLA alum, has been involved in the production of more than 300 features. His film industry career began with a job in the mailroom at Universal Studios in 1964.

Medavoy became a veepee at CMA and then senior VP of production at United Artists. He co-founded Orion Pictures and was chairman of TriStar Pictures from 1990-94.

In 1995 he and partner Arnie Messer founded Phoenix Pictures, where he’s now CEO. Medavoy’s current slate includes “All the King’s Men” and “Stealth.”

The Producers Marketplace is a competition among six UCLA grad students in the Producers Program who will present ideas for feature films to a panel of judges.

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