Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM) President of Motion Picture Group Jonathan Glickman has signed a new agreement that extends his term to 2017, it was announced today by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber. Glickman will continue in his current role overseeing development and production for all feature films, as well as targeting co-financing opportunities with other studios. He will continue to report to Barber.
“Jon has made tremendous strides for the motion picture group since he first joined us at MGM in early 2011,” said Barber. “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.”
“I am grateful to Gary for this vote of confidence which allows me to continue in a job I love at an exciting and pivotal time for the company,” said Glickman. “We will continue to build a strong slate of films for the worldwide audience and make MGM a home for both established and emerging filmmakers.”
Since joining MGM, Glickman oversaw “Skyfall,” the much anticipated 23rd James Bond film produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, for the studio. Additionally, Glickman 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 José Padilha. Future high profile MGM projects include: “Hercules,” starring Dwayne Johnson, “The Machine” starring Vin Diesel, “The Magnificent Seven” starring Tom Cruise, as well as reboots of the “Deathwish” and “Poltergeist” franchises.
Jonathan Glickman joined MGM as President of the Motion Picture Group in February 2012 from his post as President of Spyglass Entertainment. At Spyglass, along with Barber and Roger Birnbaum, he produced the sleeper hit “The Vow,” starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams which grossed over $125M in domestic box office. Glickman also produced such films as “Four Christmases,” “27 Dresses,” “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” “The Pacifier,” “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “Shanghai Noon.”
Glickman started his career with Birnbaum at Caravan Pictures in 1993, where he brought in such projects as “While You Were Sleeping” and executive produced “Grosse Pointe Blank.” In 1998 he produced the global smash hit “Rush Hour,” as well as the franchise’s sequels.