Raleigh Entertainment's Michael Moore Named President, Universal Studios Operations

He will succeed Dave Beanes, who is retiring after 17 years with Universal.

Michael Moore, who is currently the president of Raleigh Entertainment, is joining NBCUniversal as president and general manager, Universal Studios Operations, beginning Sept. 17. He will succeed Dave Beanes, who is retiring after 17 years with Universal.

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Moore -- who will report jointly to Ron Meyer, president and COO, Universal Studios, and John Wallace, president, Operations & Technical Services, NBCUniversal -- will be part of NBCUni’s operations and technical services organization and will oversee all the operations of Universal City Studios, including production services, sound services, facilities, and marketing. 

In his current role as president of Raleigh Entertainment/Raleigh Film and Television Studios, Moore oversees the global operations of that company, including studio operations, post-production, facilities, leasing, marketing, and business development, for Raleigh’s Hollywood studios, as well as studio facilities across the United States, Europe and Asia.

“Michael has the rare combination of skills to effectively lead our Studio Operations group and ensure the long-term success of this world-class studio lot,” Meyer said. Wallace added, “A proven leader, Michael has a strong track record in our industry and has shown he has the right production and post-production experience to guide this organization.”

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Prior to his current position, Beanes served as senior vp of production services, Universal Operations Group and, previous to that, was vp of production services, Universal Operations Group. Before joining the Universal Operations Group, he served as vp, television production for Universal Television and, before that, vp, television production, Studios USA Television.  

“Dave has been a great partner and we thank him for his years of hard work, dedication and loyalty to the company,” Meyer said. 

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