Jeremy Latcham

Jeremy Latcham was a powerhouse movie producer who, as Producer and Senior Vice President of Marvel Studios, executive produced three of the most profitable superhero films of the 2010s: "The Avengers" (2012), "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014), and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015). Latcham grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his likable persona and polite Midwestern manners easily earned him friends in high school-so much so that he was voted Student Body President during his senior year. Latcham always had a love of movies, and all throughout high school dreamt of one day making a name for himself in Hollywood. After high school he moved to Illinois to attend Northwestern, which was located in Evanston, just outside of Chicago. Although Latcham studied speech while attending the university, he intended on moving to Hollywood after graduation to start his career in movies. To attain the real world experience he needed to make it in Hollywood, Latcham worked a number of odd jobs in the film and TV industry. He worked on the production of a TV commercial that was filmed in his native Tulsa; interned for the acclaimed indie movie studio Miramax; and even had his own brush with fame by winning a car during a 2001 appearance on "The Price is Right" (CBS, 1972- ). In 2003, shortly after graduation from Northwestern, Latcham packed his bags and moved to Hollywood. He got a low-level job working as an assistant for Ari Emanuel's, the inspiration for Jeremy Piven's Ari Gold on "Entourage" (2004-2011), entertainment agency Endeavor. Latcham quickly proved himself to be capable and effective at his job, and after a year at Endeavor, he began working for Marvel Studios. During his early tenure at Marvel, Latcham started off doing low-level production work, including working as a production associate on the 2006 animated film "Ultimate Avengers" (2006). His big break came in 2008 when he served as an Associate Producer on "Iron Man" (2008). That film, which was directed by Jon Favreau and starred Robert Downey, Jr., was a huge hit at the box office, which meant a promotion for Jeremy Latcham. On "Iron Man's" sequel, which was released in 2010, Latcham's role was bumped up to Co-Producer. "Iron Man 2" (2010) was also a big hit, which was an even bigger boost to Jeremy Latcham's still fledgling film producing career. By the early 2010's Jeremy Latcham was promoted to Marvel's Producer and Senior Vice President of Production and Development, which meant he was one of the most powerful decision-makers during the production of several of the studio's blockbuster films. During this period, Latcham was the Executive Producer on some of the most profitable films of the 2010s, including "The Avengers," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017). By mid-2017, Latcham had executive produced a string of global hits, and was ready for his next challenge. He left Marvel Studios in August of 2017 to found his own film production company, Latham Pictures. As the Principal for Latham Pictures, which has a deal to produce films exclusively for 20th Century Fox, Latham produced his first film for the company in 2018-"Bad Times at the El Royale." That film, which co-starred Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson, received mostly positive reviews when it was released in the fall of 2018, despite grossing a mere $31 million at the box office. Despite the low-scale earnings of "Bad Times at the El Royale," Latcham charged ahead, and continued to develop family-oriented films for 20th Century Fox as the head of his Latham Pictures production house.