On this newly-created function, Horowitz, a close to 30-year vet of the studio, will broaden his tasks to supervise world deal making throughout the portfolio of the media business’s premier movie and tv studios, tv networks and streaming service, Peacock. He’ll proceed to report back to UFEG Chairman Donna Langley with whom he has labored for 20 years and work intently with NBCUniversal Tv & Streaming Chairman Mark Lazarus and Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman, Common Studios Group, and their groups.
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As Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal Enterprise Affairs & Operations, Horowitz will preserve his current tasks at UFEG whereas advising and collaborating with Enterprise Affairs groups throughout the Firm, offering experience, counsel and perception into all main offers, and setting coverage throughout the portfolio addressing the brand new distribution panorama.
Within the final 12 months, Horowitz negotiated an unprecedented five-year unique partnership with visionary filmmaker Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, secured a five-year unique cope with The LEGO Group to develop, produce and distribute theatrical releases primarily based on its mental property and authentic concepts, negotiated a brand new 5 12 months general movie and TV deal for Working Title with Common Footage and NBCUniversal Worldwide Studios, introduced LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Firm over to Uni in a 4 12 months deal, and most lately negotiated the extension of Jimmy Fallon’s deal by way of 2025 because the host of The Tonight Present.
“For greater than 20 years, Jimmy has been my valued colleague, key lieutenant and trusted advisor,” mentioned Langley. “He’s an instrumental a part of my management staff, and with an unmatched deal-making experience I’m thrilled to see him step into this new function as our content material creators search to diversify their choices throughout a number of platforms. I do know your complete NBCUniversal group will profit from his relationships and expertise throughout the content material ecosystem.”
“Because the business continues to evolve, content material is turning into much less outlined by the place it sits in a corporation. Our future success might be primarily based on a cohesive and cooperative content material technique between all our traces of enterprise,” mentioned Lazarus and Igbokwe. “Jimmy brings with him a wealth of expertise in deal making, from expertise to IP, and is very revered each throughout NBCU and the business at massive. We very a lot sit up for working with him throughout the studio, tv and streaming panorama.”
“I’m so proud to be a part of this extraordinary firm and really grateful to Jeff, Donna, Mark and Pearlena for the chance to characterize NBCUniversal on this expanded function,” mentioned Horowitz. “As our companies come collectively to competitively adapt to the modifications confronting the business, I’m thrilled to include my relationships and tasks into our tv portfolio, whereas persevering with to construct one of the best movie studio on the earth below Donna’s management, attracting essentially the most gifted content material creators throughout all genres to make NBCUniversal their house.”
Horowitz was named Vice Chairman and President of the Common Filmed Leisure Group in January 2019, after serving in a number of senior roles, together with President of Common Footage, Co-President of Manufacturing and EVP of Common Footage. He started on the firm in 1992 within the characteristic authorized division and subsequently held the roles of SVP, Enterprise & Authorized Affairs and EVP, Enterprise & Authorized Affairs, managing all of Common’s time period offers, together with oversight of the enterprise and authorized affairs departments. Earlier in his profession, he served as counsel for the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers. He additionally practiced labor legislation at Manatt, Phelps, Phillips, LLP and later at Greenberg Glusker till 1990.
He earned his Juris Physician from George Washington College Legislation College and graduated cum laude from Tulane College with a Bachelor’s Diploma in political science. Horowitz can be a member of the Academy of Movement Footage Arts and Sciences.