The Info List - Brian Goldner

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Brian Goldner (born April 21, 1963)[1] is an American film producer and the chief executive officer of the American toy and media company Hasbro.


1 Early life 2 Hasbro 3 Filmography

3.1 As a producer 3.2 As an executive producer 3.3 Miscellaneous

4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Goldner's father Norman came from Utica, New York, while his mother Marjorie grew up in Mississippi. They married in 1961 after she came north to work for UNICEF, and settled in Huntington. Brian attended Huntington High School and Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College
in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he majored in politics. There he practiced public speaking and was also a radio DJ.[2] In 1985, he got a job as a marketing assistant at a healthcare firm in Long Island. There, he met his wife Barbara, a clinical director, and they married two years later. The couple have two children, a boy, Brandon (1992-2015), and a girl, Brooke, born around 1996. In 1997, Goldner was set to head JWT's entertainment accountant division, but he was lured away by Bandai.[2] Hasbro[edit] Goldner was working at Hasbro's Tiger Electronics
Tiger Electronics
unit in 2000, after the company had lost 5000 jobs. By 2003, the company recovered on the stock market, and in 2008 Goldner became Hasbro's chief operating officer. He served as executive producer on the successful 2007 Transformers
film adaptation, which was credited for broadening Hasbro into a character-based multimedia company. He continued this role on the 2009 films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.[2] Goldner compared the move of these characters to cinema during his tenure to the way they had expanded from mere adverts to television series in the 1980s. In 2012, Goldner's pay package was estimated to be around $9.68 million.[3] In 2008, the year of his promotion, Goldner was named CEO of the year by MarketWatch.com.[4] Filmography[edit] As a producer[edit]

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Jem and the Holograms (2015) Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Bumblebee (2018)

As an executive producer[edit]

G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 (TV, 2005-2006) Transformers
(2007) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless
Journey to Fearless
(2011) Clue (TV, 2011-2012) Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Ouija
(2014) Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)


Ted 2
Ted 2
(2015, special thanks)


^ "#209 Brian Goldner". Forbes. 2009-04-22.  ^ a b c Paul Grimaldi (2008-05-20). "In charge at Hasbro". The Providence Journal. Archived from the original on 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-05-20.  ^ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=1095883&ticker=HAS ^ Andria Cheng (2008-12-04). "Hasbro's chief transformer". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 

External links[edit]

Brian Goldner at Forbes.com Bri