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SXSW: Donna Langley on How Universal Grabbed Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

The early months of the pandemic saw Universal Pictures bobbing and weaving like much of the industry, moving big franchises (Fast & Furious), restarting large productions (Jurassic World) and sending movies to PVOD (Trolls World Tour) — not to mention, shortening the theatrical window for titles to as little as 17 days. During a conversation […]

Universal Chair: Expect Box Office to Be “Down By 20 Percent” of Pre-COVID Grosses For Awhile

Universal chair Donna Langley says that the film industry is continuing to dodge and weave what the COVID-19 pandemic throws at it, but that the “new normal,” whatever it ends up being, would have happened even without a virus shutting down movie theaters across the globe. “I think the industry is in this moment of […]

Universal Ups Peter Levinsohn to Vice Chair & Chief Distribution Officer

Peter Levinsohn has been promoted to vice chairman and chief distribution officer of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Studio Chief Summit With Execs From Netflix, Amazon, Sony and More

Toby Emmerich (Warner Bros.), Donna Langley (Universal), Jim Gianopulos (Paramount), Alan Horn (Disney), Tom Rothman (Sony), Jennifer Salke (Amazon) and Scott Stuber (Netflix) join for a first-ever gathering of the top film executives.

How Elizabeth Banks and Donna Langley Formed a Rare Hollywood Alliance: “We Always Were Problem-Solving Together”

A scarcity of women in executive suites and director's chairs means there are few parallels to the relationship between the 'Charlie's Angels' helmer and Universal Pictures chair.

Jordan Peele, Universal’s Donna Langley Weigh In on Marvel Debate

Martin Scorsese's declaration that Marvel films aren't cinema has prompted responses from Bob Iger, Roger Corman and now Jordan Peele and Universal's Donna Langley.

Studio Chief Summit: All 7 Top Film Executives, One Room, Nothing Off-Limits (and No Easy Answers)

For the first time, all major studio heads — Paramount's Jim Gianopulos, Disney's Alan Horn, Warner Bros.' Toby Emmerich, Universal's Donna Langley, Sony's Tom Rothman, Amazon's Jennifer Salke and Netflix's Scott Stuber — gather for The Hollywood Reporter's Executive Roundtable.

Ed Sheeran, Lily James, Himesh Patel Hit Yellow Carpet for London’s ‘Yesterday’ Premiere

Kate McKinnon, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Hinesh Patel, director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis attended the yellow carpet premiere for 'Yesterday.'

Universal’s Donna Langley Unveils Executive Team

In her new role as Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman, Donna Langley on Thursday announced several promotions and new appointments to her team.

A-List Stars Ditch Their Heels at Third Annual Incredible Women Gala

Porter magazine, in association with Estee Lauder, hosted the Third Annual Incredible Women Gala to honor the women's empowerment organization Vital Voices. The evening featured dozens of the most powerful women in Hollywood, including Charlize Theron, Tiffany Haddish, Amber Heard and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, who all gathered at the historic Ebell Theater on Tuesday evening.

Donna Langley, Kate Bosworth Celebrate Unfussy Fashion, Female Leaders at Schindler House

Designers Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern of Co launch a collection of elegant essentials for the powerful women who inspire them.

Universal Fires Exec Seth Byers Over “Inappropriate Conduct” Claim

The studio's president of marketing, Josh Goldstine, has been placed on leave while an investigation takes place.