On this newly-created function, Horowitz, a close to 30-year vet of the studio, will develop his obligations to supervise world deal making throughout the portfolio of the media trade’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.
‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Renewed Through 2023 By NBCUniversal
As Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal Enterprise Affairs & Operations, Horowitz will keep his present obligations 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 yr, Horowitz negotiated an unprecedented five-year unique partnership with visionary filmmaker Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, secured a five-year unique take care of The LEGO Group to develop, produce and distribute theatrical releases primarily based on its mental property and unique concepts, negotiated a brand new 5 yr 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 yr deal, and most just lately negotiated the extension of Jimmy Fallon’s deal by means 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 group, 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 all the NBCUniversal group will profit from his relationships and expertise throughout the content material ecosystem.”
“Because the trade continues to evolve, content material is changing 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 strains 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 trade at massive. We very a lot look ahead to 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 signify NBCUniversal on this expanded function,” mentioned Horowitz. “As our companies come collectively to competitively adapt to the modifications confronting the trade, I’m thrilled to include my relationships and obligations into our tv portfolio, whereas persevering with to construct the very best movie studio on the earth below Donna’s management, attracting probably 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 Regulation Faculty 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.