Donna Langley
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United Kingdom
2019

Universal Pictures

Donna
Langley

Chairman, Filmed Entertainment Group

Langley joined Universal in 2001 from New Line Cinema and spent nearly 20 years rising through the ranks before being named chairman of the Filmed Entertainment division in January, overseeing global production, marketing and distribution for Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures International, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation. Her tenure began auspiciously with three Oscar wins for “Green Book” — best picture, best supporting actor (Mahershala Ali) and best original screenplay — and she went on to score big hits with a diverse collection of films, including DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Jordan Peele’s thinking-person’s horror movie “Us,” the action-franchise entry “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and the profane preteen comedy “Good Boys.”

Career

  • JURASSIC WORLD
  • DESPICABLE ME
  • THE PURGE

Education

  • Kent College (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Universal's Donna Langley Unveils Senior Management Team (EXCLUSIVE)

Universal's Donna Langley Unveils Senior Management Team (EXCLUSIVE)

Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Donna Langley is putting together her kitchen cabinet, elevating several key executives to new roles and bringing others back to the studio from their posts at different divisions. The promotions come less than a month after Langley assumed her new role, replacing Jeff Shell as filmed entertainment group chair. Shell was named chairman of NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment, a role that will leave him more focused on the company's television business.When it comes to...

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