Matthew Greenfield
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Searchlight Pictures



Greenfield and his fellow chief of production at Searchlight, David Greenbaum, were tapped to run the specialty label after its longtime heads Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula announced their retirement in April 2021, having previously survived the transition from Fox to Disney in 2019. It was a natural progression for the duo, who had helped nurture Oscar-winning Searchlight movies such as “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Favourite,” “Jojo Rabbit” and most recently “Nomadland,” which won best picture at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. Greenfield joined Searchlight as a senior exec in 2006 after making a string of well-received films as an independent producer, including a trio of movies directed by Miguel Arteta (“Chuck & Buck,” “The Good Girl” and “Star Maps”).


  • Searchlight Pictures
  • Sundance Institute


  • Wesleyan University (CT, USA)

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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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