Business 100 – 2014

Megan Colligan/Paramount Pictures

Megan Colligan is president of Worldwide Distribution and Marketing at Paramount Pictures, having previously served as president of Domestic Marketing and Distribution since 2011. Megan has led the marketing and distribution for many of Paramount’s recent hits, including the Transformers franchise, Interstellar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the academy-nominated films The Wolf of Wall Street and Noah. She is currently at work on the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, and Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler, with Mark Wahlberg.

Before joining Paramount, Megan was vice president at Fox Searchlight. She began her career as a publicist at Miramax Films, served as publicity director for Brill Media Holdings and Media Central, and then joined Fenton Communications.

Megan attended Harvard University, where she received an A.B. in American history and African American studies. She and her husband, Mark Roybal, have three sons, Lukas, Simon and Jesse. A third-generation Irish American, Megan was born in Mineola, NY, to James and Margaret, whose roots are in Cork and Sligo. Megan “loves being Irish and is very proud of her Irish heritage.”