Rosenblum’s exit comes as Legendary has tapped film veteran Mary Parent to serve as vice chairman overseeing all aspects of film, TV and digital development and production.
Rosenblum joined Legendary in July 2013 after nearly 25 years at Warner Bros. and its Lorimar predecessor company, with the goal of overseeing the expansion of TV and digital media production. He also serves as chairman of the Television Academy, having extended his term through the end of this year.
Rosenblum’s departure is no surprise amid the changes at the company headed by Thomas Tull. Industry sources said Rosenblum had privately expressed a desire to move on from the company.
“Obviously, with the change at the top of Legendary, subsequent changes throughout the company were inevitable,” said Rosenblum. “I am extremely proud of the team we have assembled in such a short time, and I know that Legendary Television and Digital Media will continue to grow and meaningfully contribute to Legendary for years to come. I’m excited to see all our creative efforts blossom, to continue in my role at the Television Academy, and to plan my next chapter. I wish Thomas and all of my former colleagues all the best as they embark on their new chapter.”
Under Rosenblum’s tenure, the studio produced several series including USA’s “Colony,” a co-production with Universal Cable Productions, and the Judd Apatow-produced comedy “Love,” which grabbed a two-season commitment from Netflix.
Legendary also recently completed a comedy pilot for ABC, “Downward Dog” and an untitled comedy pilot for TBS from writers Matthew Fogel and Todd Strauss-Schulson. It has other drama projects in various stages of development at FX Spike TV and USA Network and a comedy at IFC.
Digital series in the works include Hulu’s “Myst” and Fullscreen’s reboot of the Sid and Marty Kroftt vehicle “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” featuring YouTube stars Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig.