Miramax Names Jonathan Glickman CEO

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Wednesday executive producer and former MGM President of Motion Picture Group Jonathan Glickman has been officially named CEO of Miramax, taking over for Bill Block who exited.

Glickman starts effective immediately and he’ll be responsible for building out the studio and exploiting its 700 title library which includes such Oscar lauded movies as Chicago, No Country for Old Men, The English Patient, and Shakespeare in Love as well as Pulp Fiction, Halloween, Scary Movie and Gangs of New York.

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Miramax, which is a joint venture between beIN Media Group and Paramount Global, has acquired specific film, television and other projects from Glickman’s Panoramic Media, an independent film and tv production company he founded in 2020. Miramax has a first look with Paramount Pictures.

At Panoramic Media, he produced the films Creed 3 and The Underdoggs for Amazon/MGM as well as EP’ed Netflix’s Emmy nominated smash Wednesday. He is currently executive producing the Netflix limited series Zero Day, starring Robert De Niro and Angela Bassett.

Glickman said: “With its world-renowned library and the united desire from its shareholders to produce IP-based as well as original projects, Miramax is uniquely placed to be the leading independent film and television studio for the years to come. I cannot wait to join Miramax’s dedicated team, alongside my partners at beIN and Paramount Global, and continue this company’s tradition of creating unforgettable stories for film, TV and beyond.”

“We are proud how Miramax has developed under our ownership into a leading independent movie and TV studio; and we are delighted to appoint Jonathan to continue this trajectory of growth and fantastic Award-winning success,” Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman of beIN Media Group, said.  “We will also focus on expanding Miramax’s footprint across the globe, with local story-telling and production outside of Hollywood, across movies and series.”

Added, Brian Robbins, President and CEO, Paramount Pictures, “I’ve known and worked with Jonathan for over two decades and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him in this new role. With his combination of creative and commercial instincts, he will undoubtedly build on Miramax’s recent successes and deliver a new generation of iconic hit films and series.”

Glickman began his career as a producer of more than 40 films with such hits as the Rush Hour franchise Whilte You Were Sleeping and The Count of Monte Cristo.

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