Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (Festival Underwriter)
Jeff Shell is chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, overseeing all divisions of global film operations. He was formerly chairman of NBCUniversal International and, before that, president of Comcast Programming Group. Previously, Shell was CEO of Gemstar TV Guide International, held several positions at News Corporation including president of FOX Cable Networks Group, and held leadership roles at The Walt Disney Company and Salomon Brothers. In 2013, the US Senate confirmed Shell as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. He also serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the National Constitution Center and organizations focused on public school reform.