John Meigs
Courtesy of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman
United States
2022

Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox, LLP

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Partner

Meigs became a name partner at his firm at the start of 2022, becoming the first person of color there to achieve that status. Heading into the year, he busied himself with what earned him that position: making deals. He set Kaley Cuoco to star in the half-hour Peacock series “Based Upon a True Story,” Winston Duke to join Amazon’s “Marked Man,” Sherri Shepherd to topline her own talk show (“Sherri”), Steven Caple Jr. to direct the Lionsgate adaptation of the YA thriller “Thieves’ Gambit” and Betty Gilpin to play the lead in Peacock’s “Mrs.Davis” and the co-lead in Showtime’s “Three Women.” Meigs also optioned Leila Mottley’s bestselling debut novel, “Nightcrawling,” to Amblin and closed a deal for Michelle Buteau to co-write and star in a Netflix series based on her book “Survival of the Thickest.” 

Career

  • 20th Television

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)
  • Harvard Law School (USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree

Philanthropy

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