Ron Meyer
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United States
2018

NBCUniversal

Ron
Meyer

Vice Chairman

The industry giant co-founded CAA before joining Universal in 1995 as president and COO. He ran the studio for 18 years — the longest reign in Hollywood history— before eventually being named vice chairman of NBCUniversal in 2013. Meyer provides strategic guidance and counsel on all aspects of the company, including its valuable portfolio of film and television assets, as well as the global theme park businesses. He played a key role in NBCU’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, whose many hits include “Shrek” and “Madagascar.” The high school dropout and ex-Marine, who started as a messenger at the Paul Kohner Agency, recently signed a five-year contract extension with NBCU. Before starting CAA, he was a TV agent at William Morris.

Career

  • CAA
  • WME
  • Universal Pictures

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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Ron Meyer: Studios Must Do a Better Job Reining in Rapidly Escalating Movie Expenses

Ron Meyer: Studios Must Do a Better Job Reining in Rapidly Escalating Movie Expenses

This column is part of Variety's Broken Hollywood feature. For more execs and their opinions on the state of Hollywood, click here. Marketing costs have always been a challenge, and they continue to escalate. The cost of production is a major, major issue that has to be dealt with. We have to be in a business where we are profitable, and if you spend more than you make, you can’t be profitable. So I always look at costs as the...

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