Barry M. Meyer, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Case School of Law Alumnus ’67
Barry M. Meyer, one of the most respected executives in the entertainment industry, became Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros. on October 4, 1999. Mr. Meyer joined the Company in 1971 as Director, Business Affairs for Warner Bros. Television, following two-and-a-half years in both the legal and business affairs departments of the ABC Television Network. In 1972, he was named Vice President, Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Television; in 1978, he became Executive Vice President for the television division and in 1984, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Inc., taking charge of all of the Studio’s television operations. In 1994, he took on the added responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer, which included oversight of the Company’s general operations, as well as all of the Studio’s television production and distribution operations. Mr. Meyer was also an integral architect in the formation of The WB Television Network, which went on the air in January 1995.
An active leader in the entertainment industry, Mr. Meyer often serves as a key advisor on industry-wide production, labor and regulatory issues, and serves on several Boards including the Motion Picture Association of America; Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; American Film Institute; Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (and former Governor); Hollywood Radio and Television Society; University of Rochester; and Human Rights Watch.
Mr. Meyer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Ohio.