Jonathan Glickman
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MGM Studios

Jonathan
Glickman

President, Motion Picture Group

Since joining the venerable but struggling studio in 2011, the far-sighted exec has steadied the ship and overseen such global blockbusters as “Skyfall” and “Spectre” (the highest-grossing Bond films of all time) and “The Hobbit” franchise (seven Oscar nominations and a $3 billion gross worldwide).

Furthering MGM’s newfound stability and bright outlook, Glickman re-upped with the studio in August 2016 to a new three-year deal, and continues to oversee development and production for all films, targeting co-financing opportunities with other studios. He also oversees live stage theatrical productions and continues to report to chairman and CEO Gary Barber.

Glickman started his career with Roger Birnbaum at Caravan Pictures in 1993, producing the blockbuster “Rush Hour” franchise, then worked for Barber and Birnbaum as president of Spyglass Entertainment for eight years, and joined them at MGM when they took over the studio in 2011 following a pre-packaged bankruptcy. MGM closed its distribution operations, focusing on co-financing and mining its library for new titles. Recent feature film highlights include the critical and commercial smash “Creed,” the “Jump Street” franchise, the 2016 sleeper success “Me Before You” ($208 million worldwide gross), and the rebooted Western “The Magnificent Seven.” Upcoming releases include Bruce Willis in “Death Wish” and Elton John’s “Sherlock Gnomes.”

Career

  • MGM Studios
  • HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE
  • SPECTRE

Education

  • University of Michigan (MI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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MGM Production Chief Jonathan Glickman Re-Ups for Three Years

MGM Production Chief Jonathan Glickman Re-Ups for Three Years

MGM Motion Picture Group President Jonathan Glickman has re-upped with the studio in a three-year deal.Glickman will continue to report to chairman and CEO Gary Barber.Glickman worked for both Barber and Roger Birnbaum as president of Spyglass Entertainment for eight years, and joined them at MGM when they took over the studio in early 2011 following a pre-packaged bankruptcy. MGM closed its distribution operations, focusing on co-financing and mining its library for new titles.The best performers for MGM since then have been the...

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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“"It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward" - Rocky Balboa”

What or who inspires you?

“My family, my colleagues and Mel Brooks.”

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