Global Conference 2014
Ryan Kavanaugh is the founder and CEO of Relativity Media, a next-generation studio engaged in film and television financing, production and distribution, music publishing, sports management and digital media. Kavanaugh is a highly successful producer and global expert in film finance. Under his leadership, Relativity has produced, distributed or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures, generating over $17 billion in worldwide box office revenue and earning 60 Academy Award nominations. He was named Variety's 2011 "Showman of the Year" and the Hollywood Awards Gala's 2009 "Hollywood Producer of the Year." In a special issue dedicated to him, Variety recognized Kavanaugh as a "Billion Dollar Producer." A devoted philanthropist, Kavanaugh serves as chairman of the board for the Art of Elysium, which encourages artists to donate their time and talents to children battling serious medical conditions. In recognition of his dedication to inner-city youth, he received the Sheriff's Youth Foundation Community Champion Award.