Profile

Barry Meyer

NMAH Board Member; Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.

Barry M. Meyer serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros., with oversight of one of the world’s most successful collections of entertainment brands and content across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, Warner Bros. stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, product and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

Under Meyer’s leadership, Warner Bros. consistently ranks as one of the strongest, most profitable and best-positioned studios in the industry. As the company embraces new distribution platforms, technologies and opportunities, Meyer leads its efforts to create business models to fit emerging consumer demands. Warner Bros. has taken an industry-leading position in these new markets and works vigorously with parent company Time Warner’s other businesses to leverage the companies’ combined strength.

Meyer began his entertainment career in the legal and business affairs departments of the ABC Television Network. He joined Warner Bros. in 1971 as Director, Business Affairs for Warner Bros. Television. Moving up the ranks, he took on the Chief Operating Officer title at Warner Bros. in 1994 and was promoted to Chairman & CEO in 1999. An active leader in the entertainment industry, Meyer often serves as a key advisor on industry-wide production, labor and regulatory issues. He is a member of the Board of Councilors of the USC School of Cinema-Television; a member of the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture Association of America; a member of the Board of the Museum of Television & Radio; a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; a member and former Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; and a member and past member of the Board of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. He is also is involved in numerous charitable and civic activities, including serving on the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch.