Cannes: Michael Meyer Joins Good Universe as Exec VP of International
Michael Meyer is joining Good Universe, the motion picture financing and production company, as executive vice president of international. He previously served as executive VPof international business and legal affairs at Lionsgate.
In his new post, he will partner with Helen Lee-Kim, president of international, to grow Good Universe's international film business, including aligning the company with third-party producers and financiers, creating co-financing opportunities and developing new business. His responsibilities will include oversight of business and legal affairs and overall administration of the international division while also working closely with co-founders Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane, and SVP of business and legal affairs Dan Freedman.
During his previous stints at Lionsgate and Mandate, Meyer has worked with Lee-Kim, Drake and Kahan. During his five-and-a-half-year tenure at Lionsgate, he was responsible for managing all business and legal affairs for the Lionsgate international film group, overseeing such films as The Hunger Games and the Saw franchise and Mandate Pictures’ Hope Springs and Juno. He also oversaw third-party titles including Kick Ass, Immortals, Limitless, Riddick and Bruno. Most recently, he negotiated Lionsgate’s output deals in France, Germany, Australia and the Benelux. Prior to Lionsgate, Meyer was director of business and legal affairs at Mandate Pictures.
“Michael is a huge asset to the continued growth of our company. He brings such a high level of expertise to the team, and we are lucky to have him,” Lee-Kim said.