Speaker Profile – Megan Colligan

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Megan Colligan is President of Worldwide Distribution and Marketing for Paramount Pictures, a position she has held since 2014, having previously served as Co-President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution.

In her current role, Colligan spearheads the worldwide marketing and distribution efforts for many of Paramount’s most successful franchise properties, including  “TRANSFORMERS,” “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES,” “THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER,” “ANCHORMAN,” “TERMINATOR,” “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY,” “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE,” “STAR TREK” and the “G.I. JOE” series of films. She oversaw marketing efforts for Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic “NOAH” and Martin Scorsese’s “SILENCE” and the Academy Award® nominated films “FENCES”, “ARRIVAL”, “THE BIG SHORT,” “ANOMALISA,” “INTERSTELLAR,” “SELMA,” “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET,” and “NEBRASKA.”

Colligan previously served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Paramount’s specialty unit, Paramount Vantage, where she supervised several award-winning releases, including the Academy Award®-winning documentary “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Golden Globe Best Picture-winning and Academy Award®-nominated “BABEL,” and “THERE WILL BE BLOOD,” from Paul Thomas Anderson and featuring Academy Award®-winner Daniel Day Lewis.

Prior to joining the Paramount team, Colligan served as Vice President at Fox Searchlight, where she spearheaded publicity campaigns for over 20 films including “KINSEY,” “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE,” “IN AMERICA” and “BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.” During her tenure at Fox, she also managed the 2004 award campaign for “SIDEWAYS,” which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Picture.  Colligan joined Fox Searchlight from Fenton Communication, where she was a media strategist for the 200 Shadow Conventions and worked for the Gore Campaign. She also served as Publicity Director for Brill Media Holdings and Media Central. Early on, she was a Senior Account Executive at Fenton Communications. She began her career as a publicist at Miramax Films.