Universal Studios President Ron Meyer has extended his deal with the company through 2015, the Los Angeles Times reports. The deal indicates Comcast, which acquired Universal parent company NBCUniversal early this year, is happy with the job Meyer is doing as studio head.
The story says the deal “comes as Universal is beginning to recover from two years of weak box-office performance. Its first two releases of the summer season, ‘Fast Five’ and ‘Bridesmaids,’ have been hits.
Meyer, 66, was previously a talent agent at Creative Artists. He has been in his current position since 1995. He will continue to report to NBCU Chief Executive Steve Burke.