President, Worldwide Distribution and Marketing, Paramount Pictures
Megan Colligan is President of Worldwide Distribution and Marketing for Paramount Pictures, a position she has held since 2014, having previously served as Co-President of Domestic Marketing and Distribution.
In her current role, Colligan spearheads the domestic marketing and distribution efforts for many of Paramount's most successful franchise properties, including "TRANSFORMERS," "ANCHORMAN," "TERMINATOR," "PARANORMAL ACTIVITY," "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE," "STAR TREK" and the "G.I. JOE" series of films. She recently oversaw marketing efforts for the Academy Award®-nominated films "SELMA," "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET" and "NEBRASKA" and worked on campaigns for Christopher Nolan's "INTERSTELLAR," Michael Bay's "TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION," Darren Aronofsky's "NOAH," Brett Ratner's "HERCULES," "THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER," and the action-packed "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES."
Previously, 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®, "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 previously 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 "THERE WILL BE BLOOD," from Paul Thomas Anderson and featuring Academy Award®-winner Daniel Day Lewis.
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.
Colligan attended Harvard University, where she received a BA in American history and African American studies.