Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami,New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Today, Kevin Feige is on top of the world with his new movie and the rising success of Marvel Studios.
Company: Marvel Studios
What Made Him Haute: He began working on Marvel movies in 1998 as an associate producer on X-Men. From co-producer to executive producer to president of Marvel Studios, Feige is behind Spider Man 1, 2, 3, Iron Man 1 and 2, and The Incredible Hulk. Marvel movies and licensed properties have generated $7.3 billion at the box office. Up and coming Marvel comic projects include Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America, and The Avengers.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Production for First Avenger: Captain America, is going well, evidenced by the set of pictures that were released a week ago by US Weekly. As head producer, Kevin Feige should be breathing a sigh of relief, considering it took much coaxing to get the lead actor, Chris Evans, on board. But the heart throb is in, and the movie has created a lot of hype since the newly-released photos came out.
And that’s not the only thing Kevin Feige, who is also president of Marvel Studios, is happy about: according to MovieScope Magazine the company is at the forefront of the boom in superhero action movies, its spot on this year’s Comic-Con reportedly being the pinnacle of the show. This is mostly due to the “mammoth” collection of back-catalog comics, which is a huge resource to gather material for potential films. Additionally, the comics have drawn out a whole universe in which different characters show up in each other’s films, thereby creating a massive audience. From the looks of it, Kevin Feige is going to be a busy (and considerably successful) man for the next couple of years.
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