Ryan Kavanaugh is well-known in the entertainment industry. He is the man behind Relativity Media. He is one of the most prolific and honored executives in the industry. His accomplishments and achievements are so many that it is not easy to list them all. Kavanaugh was active in finance and investment before Relativity Media started.
He was responsible for creating an intelligent financial model of film finance. He produced and distributed more than a hundred films. That led to a generation of more than $20 billion worldwide box office revenue. He earned 60 Oscar nominations. He also ranked as the 25th highest grossing film producer of all time.
One of his notable deals is the creation of Marvel Studios. He pioneered an innovative finance deal for Marvel who went bankrupt. That led to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Relativity Media’s market capitalization went from $2 to $10 million. This is because of its agreement with Netflix. Ryan Kavanaugh created the SVOD or streaming category.
He also launched a sports agency known as Independent Sports & Entertainment. It became the 2nd largest sports agency in the United States. Its player contracts are worth over 2.5 billion dollars.
Critical Content, the powerhouse television company, is also one of his creations. It produced several hit shows. Examples are Catfish on MTV and Limitless on CBS. The company had 40 television series on air across 19 networks before its sale.
China has granted a government-issued distribution license to distribute films for Skyland Entertainment. It is the first and only time China granted this to a United States company. Ryan Kavanaugh launched He got the honor of being 2009 Hollywood Producer of the Year at the 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala. The 2010 Leadership Award was also awarded to him for his great leadership skills. He has earned a lot of achievements and awards aside from these. Such as Variety’s Producer of the Year and Forbes’ Future 400. As well as Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Most Influential People in Business. He was also included in Vanity Fair’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Daily Variety also featured him as Billion-Dollar Producer.
Aside from the entertainment industry, he also ventured into pet food brand, Dog for Dog. This donates dog food to local and national shelters for each product bought. It save dogs from euthanasia. He is also serving on the boards of many charitable foundations. The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation and Cedars-Sinai’s Board of Governors are some of these. He also served for about 8 years as the Chairman of Art of Elysian.