Fox Searchlight Names Matthew Greenfield, David Greenbaum Co-Heads of Production

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Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum

President of production Claudia Lewis will exit her post in May.

After announcing that president of production Claudia Lewis will exit in May, Fox Searchlight has promoted Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum to co-heads of production.

They 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.

"David and Matthew are the best production executives currently working in independent film,” Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley said Monday in a joint statement. "Their ability to identify excellence, foster creativity and nurture filmmaker relationships, skills honed as they came up the ranks under former production head Claudia Lewis, will ensure the continued growth and scope of our slate. We are thrilled to be promoting them into these leadership roles."

Greenfield has worked as a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for nine years, shepherding such titles as The Descendants and Enough Said, and is currently overseeing Roger Michell’s My Cousin Rachel, starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. Before joining Searchlight in 2006, Greenfield worked in indie film as a producer on titles including The Good Girl, Chuck & Buck and Star Maps.

Greenbaum, who joined Searchlight in 2010, has been a senior executive with the company for six years, overseeing Wild and Hitchcock, and is currently supervising director Craig Johnson’s Wilson starring Woody Harrelson; Gifted, starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate for director Marc Webb; Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ The Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell; and Guillermo Del Toro’s recently announced film starring Sally Hawkins. He previously worked at Miramax Films in New York and London.

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