- LOS ANGELES
Fox Searchlight Pictures has launched Searchlight Television, making the company a 360-degree hub for creative talent and broadening the variety of projects produced under the Searchlight banner. Announcement of the new venture was made by Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula.
David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield have been promoted to presidents of production for Film and Television effective immediately, adding Searchlight Television to their current responsibilities including all aspects of production for the company. All production executives will continue report to Greenfield and Greenbaum.
Searchlight Television will produce original material as well as utilize the studio’s rich library of feature films for adaptation in broadcast television, cable and streaming with forays into scripted series, limited series, documentaries and more.
Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO, Twentieth Century Fox Film, said, “The relationships that the Searchlight team forges with talent are deep and abiding. It only makes sense to extend these relationships into television so Searchlight can continue to tell great stories on every platform.”
Said Peter Rice, president, 21st Century Fox, and chairman and CEO, Fox Networks Group, “At such an exciting time for storytelling, all the Fox channels and studios are thrilled to be collaborating with Searchlight as it expands its unique brand of groundbreaking excellence into television.”
Greenbaum has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for eight years and Greenfield has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for 11 years. Together they have shepherded award-winning films that include Guillermo Del Toro’s Best Picture winner The Shape of Water, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild, Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said, and Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Battle of the Sexes. Searchlight’s upcoming slate includes director’s Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman; Melissa McCarthy starring in Can You Ever Forgive Me? directed by Marielle Heller; David Lowery’s Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek; Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke starring in The Aftermath from director James Kent; Dome Karukoski’s Tolkien starring Nicolas Hoult and Lily Collins; and Benh Zeitlin’s Wendy.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of Twentieth Century Fox Film.