Megan Bendis was named Executive Vice President of Publicity, Universal Pictures, in February 2017. She directly oversees all theatrical publicity efforts of the broadcast, print, photography and field publicity teams in the Los Angeles and New York offices, as well as coordinates joint strategic efforts with the international publicity, digital marketing, special events, home entertainment and the creative services/promotions departments.
Megan has been with the studio since 1999, and over the course of her career, has worked on such notable campaigns as those in American Pie, Meet the Parents, The Purge, Bridget Jones, Fifty Shades and the Pitch Perfect series.
This year, she has overseen the execution of the studio’s campaigns for Get Out, The Fate of the Furious, Despicable Me 3, Girls Trip and Atomic Blonde. Additionally, she supervises the teams coordinating publicity for such upcoming films as American Made, Fifty Shades Freed, Pitch Perfect 3, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and Wicked.
Megan graduated with a degree in marketing from the University of Arizona.