Women's History Month Spotlight: Sherry Lansing, First Female to Head Major Film Studio
21 Mar 2022
A dynamic, driven woman, Sherry Lansing defied odds, pushed boundaries and made history during her successful career in the motion picture business that spanned nearly 30 years. In 1980, she became the first woman to head a major film studio when she was appointed President of 20th Century Fox. Later, as an independent producer, Lansing was responsible for such successful films as Fatal Attraction, The Accused, School Ties, Indecent Proposal and Black Rain.
Returning to the executive ranks in 1992, she was named Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and began an unprecedented tenure that lasted more than 12 years during which the studio enjoyed enormous creative and financial success.
Now a sought-after speaker and passionate philanthropist, Sherry invites audiences into her world of high-stakes filmmaking, creativity, leadership, and finding solutions, inspiring all of us to achieve the life we've always wanted.