Jeff Shell
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United States
2018

Universal Pictures

Jeff
Shell

Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

As Universal chairman, Shell oversees all of global film operations, including Universal Pictures, Fandango, Universal Pictures International, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation. Since naming him chairman in 2015, the studio has hit box-office milestones. In 2017, it crossed $5 billion globally for the second time, with a slate featuring “The Fate of the Furious” at $1.24 billion and “Get Out,” the social thriller that won Jordan Peele an original-screenplay Oscar and grossed $256 million. Shell was previously head of the cable giant’s programming, before moving to London, where he presided over TV distribution. He was feted by the Fulfillment Fund in 2016 for his help in raising money for L.A. students in need.

Career

  • THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
  • DESPICABLE ME 3
  • GET OUT

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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Universal's Jeff Shell to Receive Tom Sherak Award From Fulfillment Fund

Universal's Jeff Shell to Receive Tom Sherak Award From Fulfillment Fund

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Jeff Shell has been selected as the recipient of the Tom Sherak Award from the Fulfillment Fund.The organization will present the award to Shell -- whose studio set domestic and worldwide box office records last year -- on Nov. 2 at the Stars 2016 Benefit Gala at Universal Studios Hollywood's Globe Theater.The Fulfillment Fund raises money to help local Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to achieve a college education."As a Los Angeles native and product of public education,...

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