FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ANNOUNCES SEARCHLIGHT TELEVISION FOR BROADCAST, CABLE AND STREAMING
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ANNOUNCES SEARCHLIGHT TELEVISION
FOR BROADCAST, CABLE AND STREAMING
DAVID GREENBAUM AND MATTHEW GREENFIELD PROMOTED TO
PRESIDENTS OF PRODUCTION FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
LOS ANGELES, CA, April 11, 2018 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula announced today the creation of Searchlight Television, making the company a 360-degree hub for creative talent and broadening the variety of projects produced under the Searchlight banner.
The company also announced that David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield have been promoted to Presidents of Production for Film and Television effective immediately, adding Searchlight Television to their current responsibilities including all aspects of production for the company. All production executives will continue report to Greenfield and Greenbaum.
Searchlight Television will produce original material as well as utilize the studio's rich library of feature films for adaptation in broadcast television, cable and streaming with forays into scripted series, limited series, documentaries and more.
Said Gilula and Utley, “At such an exciting moment for the company, we feel it is the perfect time to provide new avenues for visionary and innovative talent as well as to recognize the contributions of David and Matthew.”
Said Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO, Twentieth Century Fox Film, “The relationships that the Searchlight team forges with talent are deep and abiding. It only makes sense to extend these relationships into television so Searchlight can continue to tell great stories on every platform.”
Said Peter Rice, President, 21st Century Fox, and Chairman and CEO, Fox Networks Group, “At such an exciting time for storytelling, all the Fox channels and studios are thrilled to be collaborating with Searchlight as it expands its unique brand of groundbreaking excellence into television.”
Said Greenfield and Greenbaum, “Searchlight has always been dedicated to bringing the unique stories of passionate creators to audiences worldwide. This evolution allows us to expand upon that mission, and provides our talent new opportunities to tell their stories in the widest variety of creative outlets, all the while maintaining the safe haven and dedicated creative approach that is Searchlight’s hallmark.”
Mr. Greenbaum has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for eight years and Mr. Greenfield has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for eleven years. Together they have shepherded award-winning films that include Guillermo Del Toro’s Best Picture winner THE SHAPE OF WATER, Martin McDonagh’s THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, Wes Anderson's ISLE OF DOGS, Alexander Payne’s THE DESCENDANTS, Jean-Marc Vallée's WILD, Nicole Holofcener’s ENOUGH SAID, and Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris’ BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Searchlight’s upcoming slate includes director’s Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman; Marielle Heller’s CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? starring Melissa McCarthy; David Lowery’s THE OLD MAN & THE GUN starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek; James Kent’s THE AFTERMATH starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke; Dome Karukoski’s TOLKIEN starring Nicolas Hoult and Lily Collins; and Benh Zeitlin’s (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD) WENDY.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of Twentieth Century Fox Film.