March 03, 2015 5:09 AM ET


Company Overview of Universal Studios, Inc.

Company Overview

Universal Studios, Inc. provides services through its sound stages, backlot locations, and broadcast studios. Its production activities include feature films, television programs, commercials, music, corporate, and industrial videos production; and sound stages and studios’ activities comprise shooting various productions, including live audience based shows. The company offers welding, painting, plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, automotive, and electrical support through its technical services support center. It also provides backlot locations, and office and facility rentals; and broadcast equipment rental, casting and talent booking, catering, music and audio production, schools, truckload tra...

100 Universal City Plaza

Building 2160/8H

Universal City, CA 91608

United States

Founded in 1958





Key Executives for Universal Studios, Inc.

Chairman of Recreation Group and Chief Executive Officer of Recreation Group
Age: 66
Chief Executive Officer of Universal Pictures and Co-President of Focus Features
President of Universal Studios Hollywood and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios Hollywood
President of Worldwide Publicity-Focus Features and Executive Vice President of Marketing-Focus Features
President of Universal Pictures and Chief Distribution Officer of Universal Pictures
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Universal Studios, Inc. Key Developments

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Names Jeff Fleeher Worldwide Chief Financial Officer

As part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment's (UPHE) recent move to globalize its operations, it was announced that Jeff Fleeher has been appointed to the newly created position of Worldwide Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his new role, Fleeher will develop a financial and operational strategy to support UPHE's 11 operating companies around the world. Additionally, he will drive business operating mechanisms to monitor and further develop the group's key financial metrics, ensure rigorous controllership across the business and directly support all commercial growth opportunities. Fleeher will begin his new role with the company in January, reporting directly to Eddie Cunningham, President, UPHE.

Universal Pictures Appoints Michael Wise as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Universal Pictures appointed Michael Wise senior vice president and chief technology officer of the company. In this role, Wise will be responsible for the development and execution of a technology strategy for Universal Pictures and will be overseeing the delivery of all technology initiatives and operations in support of the studio. Wise, who will assume his duties during the week of Dec. 1, recently served as vice president of multiplatform distribution technologies for Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting System.

Universal Studios to Open $3.3 Billion Theme Park in China

Universal Studios announced that it will open a $3.3 billion theme park in the rapidly growing market. Expected to open in 2019, the new park will compete with DreamWorks Animation's $3.1 billion theme park, and the $4.4 billion complex Disney is opening. Both those facilities will open to the public in 2016. Universal spent 13 years trying to bring a theme park on the planet, a struggle the company says has left it with a great appreciation for the culture and wants of the Beijing. The theme park will be partially designed by renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

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