Sherry Lansing

Executive Committee

Sherry Lansing, Executive Committee, spent almost 30 years in the motion picture business, and was involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump, Braveheart, and Titanic. Throughout her film career, Lansing earned a reputation as a trailblazer, a visionary leader, and a creative filmmaker.

In 1980, she became the first woman to head a major film studio when she was appointed President of 20th Century Fox. Later, as an independent producer, Lansing was responsible for such successful films as Fatal AttractionThe Accused, School TiesIndecent Proposal, and Black Rain. Returning to the executive ranks in 1992, she was named chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and began an unprecedented tenure that lasted more than 12 years (1992-2005).