President, Domestic Marketing and Distribution, Paramount Pictures
Megan Colligan is President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution for Paramount Pictures, a position she has held since 2011, having previously served as Co-President of Domestic Marketing.
In her current role, Colligan spearheads the domestic marketing and distribution efforts for many of Paramount’s most successful franchise properties, including “TRANSFORMERS,” “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY,” “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE,” “STAR TREK” and the “G.I. JOE” series of films.
She most recently oversaw the studio's efforts on the Brad Pitt-starrer “WORLD WAR Z,” J.J. Abrams’ “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” Michael Bay’s “PAIN & GAIN,” Jon Chu's “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION,” and “HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS.” She previously worked on Robert Zemeckis’ “FLIGHT,” for which Denzel Washington earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actor, as well as DreamWorks Animation’s “MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED,” the 3D re-release of James Cameron’s epic, “TITANIC,” the Academy Award®-nominated films “PUSS IN BOOTS” and Steven Spielberg’s “THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN,” Martin Scorsese’s “HUGO,” which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards®, including Best Director and Best Picture, and won five, the Golden Globe-nominated “YOUNG ADULT,” the third and fourth “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” films, and Tom Cruise’s return as Ethan Hunt in “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL.”
Before that, Colligan, along with then Co-President of Marketing Josh Greenstein, oversaw the marketing campaigns for some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful films, including the Academy Award®-winners “RANGO,” “THE FIGHTER” and “THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON,” the Academy Award®-nominated films “UP IN THE AIR” and “TRUE GRIT,” the worldwide blockbusters “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” and “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON,” both of which were nominated for Academy Awards®, Martin Scorsese’s highest grossing film, “SHUTTER ISLAND,” “SUPER 8,” “CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER,” “IRON MAN 2,” “STAR TREK,” “G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA,” the first two films in the “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” franchise, and DreamWorks’ “KUNG FU PANDA 2,” “MONSTERS VS. ALIENS,” “MEGAMIND,” “SHREK FOREVER AFTER” and “MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA.”
Colligan 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 the Coen Brothers’ Academy Award® Best Picture winner, “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.”
Prior to joining the Paramount team, Colligan served as Vice President at Fox Searchlight, where she spearheaded publicity campaigns for more than 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.