Jimmy Horowitz
United States

Universal Pictures


President / Vice Chairman, Filmed Entertainment Group

President of Universal Pictures since 2010, Horowitz helps develop and implement strategy for the film slate and runs the division’s day-to-day business operations. His purview also extends to live theater, including Broadway hits “Wicked,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Billy Elliot.” He served as the studio’s co-president of production and executive vice president, where he oversaw all non-creative aspects of production, and, prior to that, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, managing all of Universal’s term deals along with oversight of the business and legal affairs departments. Before joining Universal’s feature legal department in 1992, he was counsel for the AMPTP and a labor lawyer at Manatt Phelps & Phillips and Greenberg Glusker.


  • Universal Pictures
  • Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, The
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


  • George Washington University (DC, USA)
  • Tulane University (LA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Showman of the Year
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'Smash' Musical 'Bombshell' in Development for Stage

'Smash' Musical 'Bombshell' in Development for Stage

"Bombshell," the musical-within-the-TV-series that originated as part of the Broadway-themed NBC series "Smash," is on its way toward a future life onstage, with Universal Stage Prods. putting the property in development as a legitimate musical.The co-heads of Universal Stage Prods., NBC Entertainment chair Robert Greenblatt and Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz, were encouraged in part by the raucous enthusiasm fans showed for "Bombshell" in a one-night-only concert presentation in New York, as part of an Actors Fund benefit. Still, a final product is likely...


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