Ryan is the founder of the financial model that revolutionized how Hollywood financed movies. His business model, a modified version of the Monte Carlo method, is designed to predict the odds of any given film being a financial success. This method was swiftly adopted by Hollywood, and radically changed the face of media and how movies were produced.


In addition to his great success in Hollywood, Ryan is also known for launching a venture capital firm that won backing by Hollywood A-listers such as Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael J. Fox, Brian and more. He was one of the first to focus on Fintech and Biotech. Investment wins include Noventus (fintech), that sold for nearly $400M, and Juno (biotech) that sold for $2.4B.


In addition to his work in the film industry and his business endeavors, Ryan is a noted philanthropist and volunteer. He has been recognized by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Anti-Defamation League for his volunteerism and philanthropy, and, among other things is known for rescuing homeless dogs and helping children with major medical conditions.


As founder and CEO of Relativity Media, Ryan spearheaded film and television financing; production and distribution; music publishing; sports management and digital media. Relativity is renown for having produced, distributed or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures generating over $17 billion in worldwide box-office revenue and earning 60 Oscar nominations.

Awards & Accolades

Ryan has been acknowledged for his success and accomplishments from early on in his career.

60 Oscar nominations

Academy of Motion Picture

#22 on Fortune 40 under 40

Fortune Media

2009 Producer Of The Year

Hollywood Awards

8 Oscar wins

Academy of Motion Picture

2011 Showman of the Year

Variety Media

Leadership Award

The Hollywood Reporter

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