Peter Cramer

President, Production Universal Pictures

Peter Cramer was named Universal Pictures’ President of Production in 2015, after serving as Co-President of Production since 2011.   

In his current capacity, Cramer oversees the day-to-day development and production of Universal’s live-action film slate.   During his tenure, Universal achieved record-breaking results, including the most profitable year in studio history in 2014, and the highest-grossing domestic, international, and worldwide box office totals of any studio in history in 2015.  

Cramer led the launch of the Pitch Perfect, Ride Along, Purge, Ted, and Neighbors franchises, and oversaw the two most recent installments in the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy and Jason Bourne.  He also oversaw the highest-grossing film in Universal’s history, Jurassic World, as well as recent hits including Lucy, Safe House, Unbroken, Identity Thief, and The Visit.

Cramer has been with Universal since 2005, first serving as Senior Executive Vice President of Production.  In that capacity, he oversaw films including American Gangster, and the Academy Award-nominated Frost/Nixon.  Prior to Universal, Cramer worked as an Executive Vice President at New Regency Productions, where he oversaw such films as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Man on Fire.  He also held positions at Daybreak Productions, where he was an Executive Producer on Universal’s October Sky, and at HBO Films.  He started his career at Creative Artists Agency.

Cramer is a graduate of Harvard University, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons.

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Peter Cramer

President, Production Universal Pictures
   

Peter Cramer was named Universal Pictures’ President of Production in 2015, after serving as Co-President of Production since 2011.   

In his current capacity, Cramer oversees the day-to-day development and production of Universal’s live-action film slate.   During his tenure, Universal achieved record-breaking results, including the most profitable year in studio history in 2014, and the highest-grossing domestic, international, and worldwide box office totals of any studio in history in 2015.  

Cramer led the launch of the Pitch Perfect, Ride Along, Purge, Ted, and Neighbors franchises, and oversaw the two most recent installments in the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy and Jason Bourne.  He also oversaw the highest-grossing film in Universal’s history, Jurassic World, as well as recent hits including Lucy, Safe House, Unbroken, Identity Thief, and The Visit.

Cramer has been with Universal since 2005, first serving as Senior Executive Vice President of Production.  In that capacity, he oversaw films including American Gangster, and the Academy Award-nominated Frost/Nixon.  Prior to Universal, Cramer worked as an Executive Vice President at New Regency Productions, where he oversaw such films as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Man on Fire.  He also held positions at Daybreak Productions, where he was an Executive Producer on Universal’s October Sky, and at HBO Films.  He started his career at Creative Artists Agency.

Cramer is a graduate of Harvard University, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons.