The current president of Marvel Studios and well-known Hollywood film producer Kevin Feige was born on 2nd June 1973, in Boston, Massachusetts. Growing up in New Jersey, Feige always wanted to be a producer. His grandfather was a television producer in the 1950s and had worked on many soap operas including ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘The Guiding Light’. Kevin put in an application to the University Of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts after he finished his high school, where his favourite directors- George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, and Ron Howard- had attended college.

His first five attempts in joining the college were turned down, but his dedication and passion drove him and he kept trying again and again. He finally got accepted the sixth time he applied. He started his career working as an assistant to executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner for the movies ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Volcano’. In 2000, he got hired as a producer for Marvel Studios. Feige got assigned as the associate producer for the very first movie in the X-Men series taking into consideration his vast knowledge about the Marvel Universe. The very same year, then Chief Creative Officer of Marvel- Avi Arad- hired Feige as his subordinate at Marvel Studios.

Later in March 2007, Kevin Feige became the president of Marvel Studios. Feige has produced many recent movies like ‘ Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’, ‘ Black Panther’ and so on. His previous works include ‘ Doctor Strange’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, in 2016 and ‘Captain America: Civil War’. In 2015, the new franchise with ‘Ant-Man’ was launched. He also produced ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ earlier that year. His other notable works include ‘ Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘ Iron Man’ series, ‘Thor’, ‘ The Avengers’ and the ‘Incredible Hulk’. In 2005, he worked as the executive producer for the ‘ Fantastic Four’ series.

He also worked as executive producer of the second and third film in the ‘Spider-Man’ series, co-produced ‘X2: X-Men United’ and worked as the executive producer for ‘X3: X-Men Last Stand’. Before joining Marvel, Feige worked for Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner at Warner Bros. Production Company. The combined worldwide box office gross of Feige’s movies amount to around $10 Billion. At ICG Publicists Guild Awards in 2013, Feige received ‘The Motion Picture Showman of the Year’.

He was also nominated for Gold Derby Award in 2015 for Motion Pictures for the movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Along with his many blockbuster films, he has also produced a few short films like ‘The Consultant’ in 2011, ‘Item 47’ in 2012, ‘Agent Carter’ and ‘All Hail the King’. His contract with Marvel Studios will end in 2018. It is estimated that Feige has a net worth of $50 Million. As of 2014, Feige was married to Caitlin.  

Kathleen Kennedy English Actress

Kathleen Kennedy

Born in Berkeley, California, Kathleen Kennedy is an American movie producer, who co-established “Amblin Entertainment” with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall. She has majored in telecommunications and films from the “San Diego State University”, and further during her final year, she took a job at a local San Diego television station, where her job dictated her to do several tasks like being a camera operator, video editor, floor director, and news production coordinator. She also produced a talk show further down the line, “You’re On”, for the very same station for a period of four years before transferring to Los Angeles. Steven Spielberg discovered Kennedy during the production of “1941” in the year 1979, and consequently hired her as his secretary. Even though she was terrible at her job, she was on it only because of her awesome production trains of thought. Kennedy has a major role in the production (associate producer) of the movies, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Poltergeist”. Later, she got the credit as a producer with Steven Spielberg in the movie, “E.T. the Extra-terrestrial”. With the “Indiana Jones” franchise, she became one of the high-end producers in Hollywood. Under Amblin Entertainment, Kennedy tied up with a number of renowned directors namely, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Barry Levinson, and Robert Zemeckis. Till the year 1992, she was the president of Amblin Entertainment, mostly because she overtook most of the ongoing arrangement. Later, she established a company with Frank Marshall named, “The Kennedy/ Marshall Company” with a contract at “Dreamworks”. Meanwhile, she also worked on some of the greatest movies ever with Steven Spielberg, such as, “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List”. It is not surprising that she received an award for her contribution to the society as a woman for their empowerment within the entertainment industry (Women in Film Crystal Award in 1995). In the year 2005, she produced another two of Spielberg’s movies, “Munich” and “War of the Worlds”. The movie, “Munich” earned her an Academy Award nomination. Then in the year 2012, she exited from the Kennedy/Marshall alliance and left Frank Marshall to take care of the production house all by himself. She was chosen the co-chairperson of “Lucasfilm Ltd.”, and further after its selling to Walt Disney Company, she was successfully appointed the president. Presently, she is one of the board members of the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences”.

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Sean Daniel

Sean Daniel is a renowned American film producer and film executive. He is in the news again for 'Ben-Hur' which is an upcoming 2016 American historical epic action film to be released in August this year. The film is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The script is written by John Ridley based on an original screenplay by Keith Clarke. Based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur, the film is creating a lot of buzz in Hollywood now. The film is being produced by Sean Daniels Productions and Lightworkers Media and the film is to be released in 2D, RealD 3D, 3D,and Digital 3D format. The film is being distributed by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and is considered to be the biggest risk in the box office. Sean Daniel is also co-producing another blockbuster movie ’The Mummy’ which is a Tom Cruise starred movie and written by Jon Spaihts and being directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise. 'The Mummy' is expected to get a release in 2017. Basically, Sean Daniel was born in a Jewish family and was drawn towards film production business after he completed his graduation. In the year 1976, he joined Universal Pictures as a film production executive and later was elevated to the post of production president of the company. Sean Daniel was perhaps the first youngest officer in Universal Pictures Studio to receive such recognition. In his position, he was involved to take care of financial risk and control the production of various hit films of the century such as ‘Animal House’(1978), ‘Back To the Future’ (1985) ‘The Blue Brothers’ (1980), etc to name a few. After serving as a president of Universal Pictures, Daniel got associated with another film executive James Jacks and started his own production company Alphaville Films. Together, they produced ‘The Mummy’ (1999) and the success of the movie at the box office led to a 2001 sequel, ‘The Mummy Returns’. Later even James Jack and Sean Daniel jointly produced ‘The Mummy Returns’ and followed the story of Mathayus and his rise to become 'The Scorpion King' (2002) which was again an average blockbuster hit movie. Sean Daniel and James Jack teamed up together with many more Hollywood movies 'Dazed and Confused' (1993) and 'Michael' (1996) etc. Currently, he owns his own independent production company named ‘Sean Daniel Company’ which has many film producers as his partners. In 2013, he made a popular film 'Best Man Holiday' which became the second biggest grosser movie in the box office opening weekend. Sean Daniel is married to Ruth Hunter and is free from any other kind of extra- marital relationship with any other woman in his life.

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Sean Daniel English Actor