July 31, 2014 10:03 PM ET


Company Overview of Universal Studios, Inc.

Company Overview

Universal Studios, Inc. develops, produces, and markets entertainment, news, and information. The company offers its services for television episodes, commercials, and films. It operates studios that include shops, restaurants, theaters, boutiques, and entertainment venues. The company was formerly known as MCA, Inc. and changed its name to Universal Studios, Inc. in December, 1996. The company was founded in 1958 and is based in Universal City, California. Universal Studios, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

100 Universal City Plaza

Building 2160/8H

Universal City, CA 91608

United States

Founded in 1958





Key Executives for Universal Studios, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
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
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Universal Studios, Inc. Key Developments

Universal Pictures International Names Jo Yan as Managing Director and Executive Vice President, China

Universal Pictures announced that Jo Yan has been named Managing Director and Executive Vice President, China for Universal Pictures International (UPI). In this role, Yan will be responsible for building an office in China and overseeing the film group's theatrical and digital distribution as well as its local Chinese language production efforts. Yan will also help establish and implement strategic goals for Universal Pictures, NBC Universal and Comcast in this region. As Managing Director and Executive Vice President, China, Yan will also oversee, in conjunction with the studio's consumer products group, the development of Universal brands and licensing business in the region. Additionally, he will assist Illumination Entertainment with its effort to grow in the Chinese marketplace by serving as a creative advisor, helping to source local intellectual property and identifying companies who could provide animation services. Prior to joining Universal, Yan spent 20 years at The Walt Disney Company. SinceApril 2010 he held the title of Senior Vice President of Studio Distribution forGreater China, where he oversaw Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, covering theatrical and expanding into all formats available for in-home consumption of the studio's rich and diverse slate.

Universal Studios Presents at Milken Institute Global Conference 2014, Apr-30-2014 10:00 AM

Universal Studios Presents at Milken Institute Global Conference 2014, Apr-30-2014 10:00 AM. Venue: Lon Angeles, California, United States. Speakers: Jeff Shell, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

American Express and Universal Studios Expand Partnership Through New Exclusive Agreement

Universal Studios and American Express announced an expanded multi-year agreement that brings the strength of Universal's theme parks and filmed entertainment together with the premier brand of American Express to create exclusive consumer benefits and experiences. The agreement also enables American Express, for the first time, to acquire new Card Members directly through Universal theme parks and websites. While American Express and Universal have worked together since 2008, this expanded partnership presents new and innovative marketing opportunities for both companies. The partnership will now include marketing opportunities that leverage Universal Pictures' retail partners, consumer licensing and digital media platforms on a global basis. American Express now has the first opportunity among payment services providers to participate in product placement and co-promotion on Universal Pictures' films. Universal and American Express will also work together to offer Universal's assets, including special holiday and seasonal theme park events, film premieres and VIP screenings of select Universal films, to eligible American Express Card Members and prospects worldwide. The partnership will continue to set the stage for ongoing offers and promotions for anyone holding an American Express Card, ranging from discounts at the theme parks to special once-in-a-lifetime entertainment experiences. The agreement will offer a wide range of exclusive benefits for Card Members, including: Select discounts on in-park merchandise, food and beverage purchases made with their American Express Card; access to exclusive American Express VIP lounges with the purchase of a Multi-Park ticket or Annual Pass at Universal Orlando Resort and with the purchase of a VIP Experience or Front-of-the-Line Pass at Universal Studios Hollywood; lounges provide guests with a relaxing environment to plan the rest of their day, as well as enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks; exclusive experiences including tickets to Universal Pictures' film premieres, private VIP preview screenings of select Universal films and dedicated viewing areas for some park special events; rich incentives & offers for approved new applicants applying for an American Express Card at Universal theme parks and on websites.

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