Ron Meyer
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Vice Chairman

While Meyer might be best remembered as good cop to Michael Ovitz’s bad cop at CAA, he’s spent the lion’s share of his career atop a more far reaching showbiz empire. In 2013, after 18 years as president and COO of Universal Studios, he became vice chairman of its parent, NBCUniversal, providing strategic guidance on everything from its portfolio of film and television assets — including DreamWorks Animation, a $3.8 billion acquisition he helped engineer in 2016 — to its global theme park businesses. A high school dropout, he began his entertainment career as a messenger for the Paul Kohner Agency after serving in the U.S. Marines, and in 1975, with just five years served at William Morris, he co-founded CAA with four fellow agents.


  • CAA
  • WME

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 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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