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Fox Searchlight Pictures Sets Up Television Arm


Fox Searchlight Pictures has launched Searchlight Television, a new division for broadcast, cable and streaming, with David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield elevated to presidents of production for film and television.

Searchlight Television will produce original material and use the studio’s library of feature films for adaptation in broadcast television, cable and streaming, including scripted series, limited series, docs and more.

Greenbaum and Greenfield have served as senior executives at Fox Searchlight for eight and eleven years, respectively. In their new roles, which are effective immediately, they will add Searchlight Television to their current duties, including all aspects of production for the company. All production executives will continue to work under Greenfield and Greenbaum.

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula commented: “At such an exciting moment for the company, we feel it is the perfect time to provide new avenues for visionary and innovative talent as well as to recognize the contributions of David and Matthew.”

Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film, noted: “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.”

Peter Rice, president of 21st Century Fox, and chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, stated: “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.”

Greenfield and Greenbaum added: “Searchlight has always been dedicated to bringing the unique stories of passionate creators to audiences worldwide. This evolution allows us to expand upon that mission, and provides our talent new opportunities to tell their stories in the widest variety of creative outlets, all the while maintaining the safe haven and dedicated creative approach that is Searchlight’s hallmark.”

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