10 Questions for Ron Meyer

A founding partner in the Creative Artists Agency, Ron Meyer left to become president of Universal Studios 10 years ago, and has weathered five different regimes at the company, now owned by General Electric. At the end of a summer marked by bleak box-office results, Meyer talked with TIME's Jeffrey Ressner about the hits, the misses and the grime on movie-theater floors.

MOVIE BOX OFFICE HAS BEEN DOWN ALMOST 10% THIS SUMMER. WHAT HAPPENED? A variety of things. Audiences once willing to experiment with different films now have more choices about how to spend their leisure time. The DVD business has...

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