18 AUG 2021

Lionsgate signs first-Look Deal with Bob Greenblatt's new production company

Greenblatt will develop and produce TV projects for the company, and has appointed Jon Wu to serve as producer and head of filmed content for The Green Room.

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Lionsgate has signed a first-look TV deal with Robert Greenblatt. The former WarnerMedia executive will also soon launch a production company. “I’m proud to welcome Bob to the Lionsgate family,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said.  “During the more than 30 years I’ve known him, he has been associated with some of the most iconic television shows in history, and his creative talent relationships and instincts for great IP are second to none.”

Under the agreement, Greenblatt will develop and produce TV projects for Lionsgate through the new venture, The Green Room. Jon Wu will serve as a producer and head of filmed content for the studio. Wu previously served as Vice President of Film and Television for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. 

Greenblatt began his career at Fox Broadcasting, where he rose to head of primetime programming. He then became an award-winning producer of both television and theatre, before taking the helm of Showtime in 2003 and then moving to NBCUniversal in 2011.  He along with Kevin Reilly left after CEO Jason Kilar massively reorganized the company. Since then, he has returned to producing, including NBC’s upcoming live musical “Annie Live!” with Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr., Nicole Scherzinger and Titus Burgess.

While garnering experience at Showtime, HBO and streaming platform HBO Max, he has been responsible for a string of global hit shows including “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “The X Files,” “Six Feet Under,” “Weeds,” “Dexter,” “The Tudors” and “Nurse Jackie.” “He brings to our television business a major studio and world-class platform perspective that will help to continue driving our growth," Feltheimer said.

I’m proud to welcome Bob to the Lionsgate family. During the more than 30 years I’ve known him, he has been associated with some of the most iconic television shows in history, and his creative talent relationships and instincts for great IP are second to none.” Jon Feltheimer CEO, Lionsgate