LOS ANGELES, CA, March 28, 2016 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum have been promoted to Co-Heads of Production effective immediately, taking over the responsibilities formerly held by President of Production Claudia Lewis. Co-Heads of Production and Executive Vice Presidents Mr. Greenfield and Mr. Greenbaum will be responsible for Fox Searchlight’s annual slate of films as well as all aspects of production for the company including development, packaging, budgeting, casting and production. All production executives will report to Greenfield and Greenbaum.
Said Utley and Gilula, “David and Matthew are the best production executives currently working in independent film. Their ability to identify excellence, foster creativity and nurture filmmaker relationships, skills honed as they came up the ranks under former production head Claudia Lewis, will ensure the continued growth and scope of our slate. We are thrilled to be promoting them into these leadership roles.”
Said Greenfield, “Searchlight is our family. It is an honor for David and me to lead the production team as we continue to seek out, develop, and make films with the world’s most extraordinary filmmakers.”
Said Greenbaum, “Matthew and I are thrilled be working together along with the support of our truly talented team. We can’t wait to bring more unique and inspiring films to the world and add to Searchlight’s rich legacy.”
Mr. Greenfield has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for nine years, shepherding such titles as Academy Award winning THE DESCENDANTS and ENOUGH SAID, and is currently overseeing Roger Michell’s MY COUSIN RACHEL, starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin, and Martin McDonagh’s THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING, MISSOURI, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell. Prior to joining Fox Searchlight in 2006, Greenfield was an award-winning independent film producer whose feature credits include THE GOOD GIRL, CHUCK & BUCK and STAR MAPS.
Mr. Greenbaum has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for six years, overseeing Academy Award nominated films WILD and HITCHCOCK, and is currently supervising director Craig Johnson’s WILSON starring Woody Harrelson, GIFTED, starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate for director Marc Webb, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and Guillermo Del Toro’s recently announced film starring Sally Hawkins. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2010, Greenbaum was a production executive at Miramax Films in New York and London.
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 21st Century Fox.
For more information contact:
Russell Nelson, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 310-369-4432
Diana Loomis, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 212-556-8260