Peter Cramer

President Universal Pictures

Peter Cramer is President of Universal Pictures. In this role, he is responsible for the creative strategy of Universal Pictures’ live-action film slate with direct oversight for creative development, as well as active involvement in all aspects of production working closely with filmmakers.

During his tenure, Cramer has overseen development and production on tentpoles, homegrown franchises and bold originals across all genres that have helped propel the studio to record-breaking results.  In 2018, Universal’s highest-grossing title was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which grossed more than $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, and was the third-biggest film of the year globally. The latest installments in the Mamma Mia and Fifty Shades series, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Fifty Shades Freed, delivered strong box office performances, bringing their respective series’ box office totals to more than $1 billion globally.  In 2017, Universal saw its most profitable year ever, crossing $5 billion at the worldwide box office for the second time in its 107-year history with the successful slate of films including The Fate of the Furious and Illumination’s Despicable Me 3.

Previously, Cramer served as President of Production for Universal Pictures, where he oversaw the day-to-day development and production of the Studio’s film slate. In this role, he led the launch of the Pitch Perfect, Fifty Shades, Ride Along and Purge 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 such hits as Trainwreck, Neighbors, The Visit, Unbroken and Ted.

Cramer has been with Universal since 2005, first serving as Senior Executive Vice President of Production before becoming Co-President of Production in 2011. He oversaw films such as 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 Universal Pictures
   

Peter Cramer is President of Universal Pictures. In this role, he is responsible for the creative strategy of Universal Pictures’ live-action film slate with direct oversight for creative development, as well as active involvement in all aspects of production working closely with filmmakers.

During his tenure, Cramer has overseen development and production on tentpoles, homegrown franchises and bold originals across all genres that have helped propel the studio to record-breaking results.  In 2018, Universal’s highest-grossing title was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which grossed more than $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, and was the third-biggest film of the year globally. The latest installments in the Mamma Mia and Fifty Shades series, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Fifty Shades Freed, delivered strong box office performances, bringing their respective series’ box office totals to more than $1 billion globally.  In 2017, Universal saw its most profitable year ever, crossing $5 billion at the worldwide box office for the second time in its 107-year history with the successful slate of films including The Fate of the Furious and Illumination’s Despicable Me 3.

Previously, Cramer served as President of Production for Universal Pictures, where he oversaw the day-to-day development and production of the Studio’s film slate. In this role, he led the launch of the Pitch Perfect, Fifty Shades, Ride Along and Purge 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 such hits as Trainwreck, Neighbors, The Visit, Unbroken and Ted.

Cramer has been with Universal since 2005, first serving as Senior Executive Vice President of Production before becoming Co-President of Production in 2011. He oversaw films such as 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.