Mike Stenson - Details


MIKE STENSON is president of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, for which he supervises all aspects of film and television development and production. Before joining the company, he was an executive in charge of production at Disney, responsible for many Bruckheimer films including Armageddon, The Rock, Crimson Tide and Dangerous Minds.

Born and raised in Boston, Stenson graduated from Harvard University with a bachelors degree in economics and a master of business administration. After his undergraduate stint, he became a production assistant in New York and worked for two years in independent film before returning to Boston to complete his graduate education.

After completing business school, Stenson moved to Los Angeles where he began his tenure at Buena Vista working as director of special projects for two years before moving into the production department at Hollywood Pictures as a creative executive. He was promoted to vice president and subsequently executive vice president during his eight years with the company, overseeing development and production for Hollywood Pictures as well as for Touchstone Pictures.

Throughout his tenure with Disney, many filmmakers attempted to woo Stenson away from the studio, but not until last year did he entertain leaving. With his newest position at the helm of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Stenson is spearheading Mr. Bruckheimer’s plan to expand the company’s production schedule of film and television projects.