Kevin Feige (//, FYE-gee; born June 2, 1973) is an American film producer who has been president of Marvel Studios since 2007. The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of over $17 billion. Feige is a member of the Producers Guild of America. In 2019, he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Black Panther.
Feige in July 2014
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
President of Marvel Studios (2007–present)
Early life and careerEdit
Feige was raised in Westfield, New Jersey, where he graduated from Westfield High School. His maternal grandfather, Robert E. Short, had been a television producer in the 1950s, having worked on soap operas including The Guiding Light and As the World Turns.
Before high school, Feige applied to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the alma mater of his favorite directors: George Lucas, Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis. His first five applications were rejected, but he persevered and was accepted on the sixth.
In 2000, he was hired by Marvel as a producer.
On the first X-Men film, Donner made Feige an associate producer, due to his knowledge of the Marvel Universe. Impressing Avi Arad, he was hired to work as his second-in-command at Marvel Studios that same year. Feige was named president of production for Marvel Studios in March 2007.
Feige received the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on February 22, 2013. The Awards committee chairman, Henri Bollinger, said "Kevin Feige's understanding and appreciation of publicity and promotion in the role of a movie's success has led to a string of blockbuster feature films adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books during the past 10 years."
Feige was awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America in 2019.
|2008–2012||Iron Man: Armored Adventures||Executive producer||52 episodes|
|2009||Wolverine and the X-Men||26 episodes|
|2015–2016||Marvel's Agent Carter||18 episodes|
|TBA||Untitled Loki limited series||Pre-production|
|TBA||The Vision & Scarlet Witch|
|TBA||Untitled Falcon & Winter Soldier limited series|
|A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer|
|2014||All Hail the King|
|2017||Team Thor: Part 2|
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Mr Feige, 41,.... As a teenager in New Jersey, Mr Feige knew he wanted to work in Hollywood. ... Giving this year’s commencement address at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, he told the audience of film students he had applied there himself because his favourite directors had attended. 'George Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis … they all went here.' He was rejected five times. Giving it one last try, he finally won a place.... His grandfather was a producer on pioneering 1950s Procter & Gamble soap operas such as Guiding Light and As the World Turns(subscription required)
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