Holly Bario is President of Production at DreamWorks Studios where she oversees the company’s slate of films. She joined the company in 2008 as an Executive Vice President of Production. Under her leadership DreamWorks has produced such films as “I Love You, Man,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” and “The Help,” which was nominated for four Oscars®. She is currently overseeing the development of the adaptation of “The Girl on the Train,” the biggest-selling adult novel in publishing history.
Prior to joining DreamWorks, Bario was Executive Vice President, Production at Universal Pictures. She had been at the studio for over a decade as a production executive rising through the ranks as Director of Development, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Production.
While at Universal, Bario was responsible for shepherding some of their most successful comedies, including “Bruce Almighty,” “Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers,” “40 Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and “Mamma Mia!” She also oversaw both the first and second installments of the record-setting hit action film series “The Fast and the Furious.”
Bario began her career with Universal Pictures in 1996 working for producer Marc Platt. She is a graduate of Emerson College.