Michael Rosenberg
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Imagine Entertainment

Michael
Rosenberg

Co-Chairman

Michael Rosenberg is co-chairman of Imagine Entertainment, having spent nearly 30 years with the production company. In this role, he works closely alongside Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to create business strategies and plan for the company’s future. Rosenberg’s insight and instincts as a strong marketing distribution strategist have proven invaluable. Upcoming projects include “A Star Wars Story” (with Howard attached to direct), and “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”

With Rosenberg’s assistance, the company has released projects that have made $14 billion in worldwide revenue from theatrical, DVD and video game releases. Imagine’s films have won 10 Academy Awards and its television projects have garnered 40 Emmy Awards.

Rosenberg joined the company as vice president of marketing and distribution in 1988. Ten years later, he became Imagine’s president. During this time, he continued to supervise each film’s marketing, publicity and distribution, including Oscar winner “A Beautiful Mind,” “Friday Night Lights,” “8 Mile,” “The Da Vinci Code,” and “Frost/Nixon.” He also oversaw television hits like “24” and “Arrested Development.” In 2012, he co-produced the 84th annual Academy Awards for ABC as well as the music documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”

Before Imagine, Rosenberg was president of the Saul Zaentz Production Co. which produced such films as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “The English Patient.” He also served as executive vice president of Fantasy Films in 1980. Rosenberg is a graduate of Harvard University.

Career

  • DARK TOWER, THE
  • KATY PERRY: PART OF ME
  • INFERNO

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Michael Rosenberg to run eOne scripted TV

Michael Rosenberg to run eOne scripted TV

Michael Rosenberg has been upped to exec veep of U.S. scripted television for eOne.Rosenberg will oversee development and current programming for the fast-growing indie distrib, as well as production. His promotion fills the void left in February by the departure of Noreen Halpern, who was eOne's L.A.-based prexy of dramatic programming.Rosenberg has been senior veep of original scripted series programming since 2009. "Michael is an extremely talented creative executive with a great eye for material," said eOne TV chief exec...

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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“To go outside my comfort zone. To constantly try to disrupt the traditional way of doing things.”

What or who inspires you?

“I have been inspired by Saul Zaentz who always made his choices by the power of the the material and at his own expense, and Brian Grazer who expands his knowledge by meeting new and interesting people outside of our core business.”

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