Arnold Messer

Executive, Entertainment lawyer
Former entertainment lawyer who moved into management and served as vice president, business affairs for several production companies. He later held executive positions at Tri-Star and Columbia and was most recently ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (13)

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Swan 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shanghai 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pathfinder 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stealth 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Chris Isaak Show 2001 - 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Basic 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Off Season 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Former entertainment lawyer who moved into management and served as vice president, business affairs for several production companies. He later held executive positions at Tri-Star and Columbia and was most recently named president of Columbia/Tri-Star International Releasing Corporation, which oversees Columbia Picture Entertainment's international television operations, as well as worldwide video, pay television and certain ancillary markets.

Relationships

Lewis Joseph Messer

Father

Alice Messer

Mother

Meredith Lauren Messer

Daughter

Scott Matthew Messer

Son

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska

Omaha , Nebraska 1972
graduated with distinction

University of Wisconsin

Madison , Wisconsin 1969
graduated with distinction

Law School, Harvard University

1973
(LLM)

Milestones

1990

Named president of a new CPE company, Columbia/Tri-Star International Releasing Corporation; also appointed to CPE's board of directors

1987

Appointed president of Tri-Star's Telecommunications Group

1987

Named executive vice president of Columbia Pictures Entertainment (CPE) when it was formed in latter part of the year

1983

Joined newly-formed Tri-Star Pictures as executive vice president

1980

Returned to Columbia as senior vice president, studio legal affairs

1979

Moved to Viacom Enterprises; rose to vice president, business affairs

1976

Joined Columbia Pictures, Inc. as a staff attorney

Became senior counsel for Columbia Pictures Television

Served as executive vice president, worldwide business affairs

Served as senior vice president, worldwide business affairs

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