Jimmy Horowitz
United States

Universal Pictures



The very definition of a loyal company man — he’s been with Universal for a quarter of a century — he’s recently overseen a record-breaking movie slate and also ramped up the studio’s hugely successful live stage business.

As president of Universal Pictures since 2010, he works alongside Jeff Shell and Donna Langley to develop and implement strategy for the film slate and is also responsible for managing the day-to-day business operations for the studio. A longtime expert in the live stage production business, his portfolio includes growing that division and managing lucrative hits such as “Wicked,” now in its 13th year on Broadway, “Hello, Dolly!,” which took the Tony Award for best revival of a musical this year, and “Billy Elliot,” which received 10 Tonys, including best musical, in 2009.

Horowitz previously served as co-president of production and executive vice president of Universal Pictures, where he oversaw all non-creative aspects of production, and prior to that was 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 the studio’s feature legal department in 1992, he served as counsel for the AMPTP and practiced labor law at Manatt Phelps, and later at Greenberg Glusker.


  • Universal Pictures
  • Wicked
  • Billy Elliot


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

Variety Honors

  • Showman of the Year

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'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development for Kristin Chenoweth

'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development for Kristin Chenoweth

"Death Becomes Her" is becoming a musical, with Universal Theatrical Group developing a stage adaptation of the 1992 Robert Zemeckis film and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth attached to play one of the leads.Chenoweth, the Tony and Emmy winner who originated the role of Glinda in "Wicked" and has appeared in TV series including "American Gods," has signed for the role played by Meryl Streep in film, which also starred Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis. Written by screenwriters Martin Donovan and...


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