LOS ANGELES – Michael Moore will become president and general manager of Universal Studios Operations on September 17. In this role, he will be part of NBCUniversal’s operations and technical services organization, and will oversee all the operations of Universal City Studios, including production services, sound services, facilities, and marketing. This position is currently held by Dave Beanes, who is retiring at the end of the year after 42 years in the industry and 17 years with the company.
Moore is currently the president of Raleigh Entertainment/Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, where he oversees the global operations of the company. This includes studio operations, post production, facilities, leasing, marketing, and business development, for Raleigh’s Hollywood studios, as well as studio facilities across the United States, Europe and Asia.
“Michael has the rare combination of skills to effectively lead our studio operations group and ensure the long-term success of this world-class studio lot,” says Ron Meyer, president & COO, Universal Studios. “Dave has been a great partner and we thank him for his years of hard work, dedication and loyalty to the company.”
Prior to his current position, Beanes served as senior VP of production services, Universal Operations Group since May 2001. He had also been VP of production services, Universal Operations Group, since January 2000. Before joining the Universal Operations Group, Beanes served as VP television production for Universal Television from 1995-97, and VP television production, studios USA television from 1997-99.