Ryan Kavanaugh is the CEO of Emmett Furla Oasis Films, which was founded in 2010. He has made many movies including “End of Watch” and “Homefront”. Triller is a new app that he developed with his team to make watching videos easier. Ryan Kavanaugh talks about how he started this venture and what it takes to be successful as a filmmaker.
Ryan Kavanaugh is also the founder of Relativity Media, which he started after graduating from UCLA. He talks about his new venture and how he learned to read as a small child. Ryan gives great advice for those wanting to work in the film industry.
Ryan has been very successful in moving up the ladder within the entertainment industry, starting at age12 as a mailroom assistant at International Creative Management.
In an interview, Ryan Kavanaugh discusses how as a child he used to watch TV and think about the process behind the scenes. In his teenage years, he started writing scripts and giving them away for free just so that he could have his name on the cover page. He also talks about being a broke college student and how he would walk around the UCLA campus with a camera. It wasn’t until his last year at UCLA that Ryan realized he wanted to be in entertainment.
He was born in the Bronx before moving to New Jersey. He eventually graduated from Bucknell University where he majored in English Literature and minored in psychology.
Ryan also received a Master in Fine Arts, specializing in film production from the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television.
The thing that sets Ryan and his company apart from others is that they only greenlight films that they can fully finance. They usually write the budget themselves and then go around town looking for money to back it up. They’ve had a lot of success with this model, both critically and commercially.