Miramax Installs New CEO


Miramax has named veteran producer Bill Block as CEO.

Block most recently served as founder and CEO of the production company QED. Prior to that, Block was the president of Artisan Entertainment. His producing credits include Bad Moms, Dirty Grandpa, District 9 and W.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chairman of beIN Media Group and Miramax, said: “Bill’s extensive experience across numerous platforms, combined with his deep knowledge of the industry, makes him outstandingly qualified to propel Miramax into this new and transformative world of distribution, content and sales. Miramax is committed to expanding production and acquisitions in film and television and Bill’s strong leadership will surely lead Miramax successfully into the future, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Block commented: “Miramax is a storied brand that is poised for growth across all of its divisions—film, TV, licensing and beyond. Its library offers a wealth of opportunities for the global entertainment business that I look forward to exploring. It is an honor to helm this legacy and expand it qualitatively across all platforms including the immense growth potential across digital and in new media. Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a visionary entrepreneur and the beIN Media Group are committed to the long-term horizon of media growth and evolution in the 21st century.”