Jimmy Horowitz

President Universal Pictures

Jimmy Horowitz is President of Universal Pictures, a position he has held since 2010. In this role, he works alongside Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman, Jeff Shell, and Universal Pictures Chairman, Donna Langley, to develop and implement strategy for Universal’s film slate. He is also responsible for managing the day-to-day business operations for the film studio.

With over 25 years of service with the studio, Horowitz previously served as Co-President of Production and Executive Vice President of Universal Pictures where he oversaw all non-creative aspects of production. His portfolio also includes oversight of Universal’s production partnerships with Illumination Entertainment, Blumhouse, and Amblin Partners as well as Universal’s successful live stage business with hits such as Wicked, now in its 15th year on Broadway, and the critically-acclaimed Billy Elliot, which received 10 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.

Horowitz joined Universal in 1992 in the studio’s feature legal department and has held the roles of Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs and Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, managing all of Universal’s term deals, along with oversight of the business and legal affairs departments.

Before Universal, Horowitz served as counsel for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. He also practiced labor law at Manatt, Phelps, Phillips, LLP and later at Greenberg Glusker until 1990.

Horowitz is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

He earned his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor’s Degree in political science. Horowitz resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two daughters. 

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Jimmy Horowitz

President Universal Pictures
   

Jimmy Horowitz is President of Universal Pictures, a position he has held since 2010. In this role, he works alongside Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman, Jeff Shell, and Universal Pictures Chairman, Donna Langley, to develop and implement strategy for Universal’s film slate. He is also responsible for managing the day-to-day business operations for the film studio.

With over 25 years of service with the studio, Horowitz previously served as Co-President of Production and Executive Vice President of Universal Pictures where he oversaw all non-creative aspects of production. His portfolio also includes oversight of Universal’s production partnerships with Illumination Entertainment, Blumhouse, and Amblin Partners as well as Universal’s successful live stage business with hits such as Wicked, now in its 15th year on Broadway, and the critically-acclaimed Billy Elliot, which received 10 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.

Horowitz joined Universal in 1992 in the studio’s feature legal department and has held the roles of Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs and Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, managing all of Universal’s term deals, along with oversight of the business and legal affairs departments.

Before Universal, Horowitz served as counsel for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. He also practiced labor law at Manatt, Phelps, Phillips, LLP and later at Greenberg Glusker until 1990.

Horowitz is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

He earned his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor’s Degree in political science. Horowitz resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two daughters.