Exec to focus on corporate strategy, management
Former Alliance Atlantis Communications Motion Picture Group prexy David R. Ginsburg has joined L.A.-based production shingle Landscape Entertainment as president and chief operating officer.
The move reunites Ginsburg with Landscape founder Robert Cooper, who was once Ginsburg’s legal client as well as his partner in the former Time Warner joint venture Citadel Entertainment.
While Ginsburg will also take a producing role on select projects, he will focus initially on corporate strategy and management, with all divisions and subsidiaries reporting to him.
“I would not be in this company if it weren’t for Bob,” said Ginsburg, who first worked with Cooper 23 years ago. “Bob and I invariably see business and creative matters from a common perspective. Building Landscape on the foundation of our professional experiences will be the next joint challenge to which I look forward with great pleasure,” he added.
“David and I have enjoyed a long and productive relationship and our ability to speak in shorthand with each other reflects a common approach,” Cooper said. “David’s joining Landscape is less a reunion than a renewal.”
In his nearly two years at Alliance Atlantis, Ginsburg saw the company produce films such as “Sunshine,” “The Five Senses” and the upcoming “Stardom,” the opening night film of this year’s Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
In 1986, he and Cooper co-founded Citadel, where Ginsburg served as prexy-CEO and exec produced more than 50 films, including “Citizen X,” “Flowers for Algernon,” “Cinderella,” “Gia,” “Between Mother and Daughter” and “Rasputin.” Citadel became a division of Alliance Atlantis in late 1997.
Ginsburg is also a founding partner of Transatlantic Media, a full-service film production facility in Budapest. Prior to 1986, Ginsburg was a partner in the entertainment department at the international law firm of Sidley & Austin.
Landscape, which also has offices in Toronto, produces films, network and cable programming, as well as content for the Internet broadband market. It has a strategic partnership with Canadian broadcasting giant CTV.