David Greenbaum
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Searchlight Pictures



Searchlight Pictures survived parent company Fox’s sale to Disney in 2019, but the specialty label’s longtime chiefs, Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula, decided to retire in April 2021, and Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield were tapped to replace them. The duo had served as heads of production for Searchlight since 2016, during which time they shepherded awards-circuit favorites such as “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Favourite,” “Jojo Rabbit” and best picture winners “The Shape of Water” and “Nomadland,” the latter of which crowned the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. Before joining Searchlight as a senior exec in 2010, he was a production exec at Miramax.


  • Miramax
  • Searchlight Pictures


  • Cornell University (NY, USA)
  • University of Oxford (UK)

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Fox Searchlight Taps Matthew Greenfield, David Greenbaum to Head Production

Fox Searchlight Taps Matthew Greenfield, David Greenbaum to Head Production

Fox Searchlight Pictures has promoted Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum to co-heads of production effective immediately.The duo will take over responsibilities formerly held by president of production Claudia Lewis, who announced on Feb. 16 that she was departing from the post. Greenfield and 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.Fox Searchlight chiefs Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula said: "David and...


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