As one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes figures in Hollywood during the latter quarter of the 20th Century, Universal Studios President Ron Meyer rose from a lowly messenger job to form the powerful Creative Artists Agency (CAA) with four other agents, including Michael Ovitz, in 1975. Starting with only a few chairs and a table inside an inexpensive rented office, Meyer helped grow CAA into a powerhouse agency in the 1980s that pioneered the practice of packaging material with its roster of A-list talent. After serving as president, Meyer was tapped by Seagram Co.'s to head MCA/Universal in 1995, where he made multi-million dollar deals while substantially growing the entertainment division. Universal enjoyed a number of successful film franchises like "Jurassic Park" and "American Pie," while seeing its amusement park empire expand the world over. Though Seagram's sold its interest in Universal to Vivendi, Meyer managed to not only survive, but he thrived in the transition - a testament to his standing as one of the good guys of the business. Vivendi gave way to General Electric and later Comcast, but through all the changes, Meyer remained not only one of the more well-liked executives in town but a constant presence as the longest tenured head of a major film studio in Hollywood history.