Jonathan Glickman to Serve as President of MGM Motion Picture Group Through 2017
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has extended Jonathan Glickman's term as president of its motion picture group through 2017.
The move was announced Monday by chairman and CEO Gary Barber, to whom Glickman reports.
Glickman will continue in his role overseeing development and production for all feature films as well as targeting co-financing opportunities with other studios. The move helps to ensure continuity at the company, where Roger Birnbaum announced this month that he is stepping down as co-chairman and co-CEO to become an exclusive producer for MGM.
Glickman, who joined MGM in 2011 from his post as president of Birnbaum and Barber's Spyglass Entertainment, has overseen Skyfall, the James Bond movie that Sony is releasing Nov. 9 in North America. Additionally, he has supervised the adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, as well as Robocop, directed by Jose Padilha.
Future MGM projects include Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson; The Machine, starring Vin Diesel; The Magnificent Seven, starring Tom Cruise; and new films based on the Death Wish and Poltergeist franchises.
“Jon has made tremendous strides for the motion picture group since he first joined us at MGM in early 2011,” Barber said. “With his keen eye for material and incredibly strong relationships, he has been able to build an envious slate of pictures and an exciting development pipeline for future films.”