Jimmy Horowitz
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United States

Universal Pictures



Last year, when Horowitz secured the international distribution rights for the next James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” it was a major coup. But it was far from the only accomplishment for the 27-year Universal vet, who oversees all of the film division’s day-to-day operations, including business and legal affairs, physical and post-production, visual effects, film music and publishing, as well as the studio’s production partnerships with Illumination, Blumhouse, Working Title and Amblin and its live stage productions from Universal Theatrical Group. He is a key adviser to Donna Langley — who became chairman at the start of 2017 and with whom he’s worked for nearly 20 years — developing and implementing the portfolio strategy for releases across Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Focus Features.


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


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 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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