Marc Shmuger
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Marc Shmuger

Marc Shmuger (born June 27, 1958) is an American entertainment executive and film producer. From 1998 to 2009 he was working for Universal Pictures, where he became chairman in 2006. From February 2016 to December 2017 he was the CEO of EuropaCorp.


Marc Shmuger studied English and film studies from 1976 to 1980 at Wesleyan University and holds a Bachelor of Arts.[1]

He started his career in the entertainment industry in the 1980s, where he worked e.g. as a creative consultant and script supervisor. Together with Mark Malone he wrote the script for the horror thriller Dead of Winter, which was filmed by Arthur Penn in 1987.

From May 1991 until May 1998 Shmuger worked at the marketing department of Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he was involved in the marketing of Luc Bessons movies Léon: The Professional and The Fifth Element. At Sony Shmuger became Executive Vice President of Marketing. Afterwards he joined Universal Pictures as President of Marketing. Later he was promoted to Vice Chairman. Advertising Age awarded him as Entertainment Marketer of the Year in 1999 and 2000.[2] In March 2006 Shmuger was promoted to Chairman of Universal Pictures with David Linde becoming Co-Chairman.[3] Im October 2009 Shmuger and Linde were ousted from Universal Pictures .[4]Adam Fogelson became his successor.[4]

In 2011 Shmuger founded his own production company Global Produce[5], that e.g. produced Alex Gibney's documentary films We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and Zero Days.

In February 2016 Shmuger became CEO of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp.[6][7] He hold that position until end of 2017.[8] Shmuger later worked as a consultant for EuropaCorp and also produced Besson's movie Anna.

Shmuger is also a partner at KKM Global Brand Strategies.[9] He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and also served on the Board of Trustees for American Film Institute.

He is married to Louise Hamagami and has two sons.[9]

Seleced filmography


Executive Producer

External links


  1. ^ A Motion Picture Event. In:, September 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Mary Ellen Podmolik: Superstar Marc Shmuger: 'Grinch' nothing but smiles for Universal. In:, March 26, 2001.
  3. ^ Gabriel Snyder: Pair has Universal appeal In:, March 17, 2006.
  4. ^ a b Nikki Finke: Why Karma Is A Bitch For Marc Shmuger. In:, October 5, 2009.
  5. ^ Mike Fleming Jr: Ex-Universal Pic Chief Marc Shmuger Launches Global Produce Shingle. In:, May 6, 2011.
  6. ^ James Rainey, Brent Lang: EuropaCorp Shakeup: Christophe Lambert's Journey From Ad Man to Bullfighter to Dethroned CEO. In:, February 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Mike Fleming Jr, Ali Jaafar: EuropaCorp Shocker: CEO Christophe Lambert Leaves, Marc Shmuger Replacing Him. In:, February 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Elsa Keslassy: EuropaCorp CEO Marc Shmuger to Exit, Luc Besson to Take Interim Job (EXCLUSIVE) . In:, November 10, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Bio Marc Shmuger. In:

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