Mike Medavoy

Mike Medavoy started his career in the mailroom of Universal Studios. He became a talent agent at age twenty-four, joined United Artists, went on to co-found Orion Pictures, and then became chairman of Sony’s Tristar Pictures. Medavoy has overseen the production of more than 380 movies, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Annie Hall, Amadeus, and Philadelphia. Of all the films Medavoy has been involved with, sixteen have been nominated for Best Picture Oscars and seven have won. In 1994, he formed Phoenix Pictures. He is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, You’re Only as Good as Your Next One (Atria).