Fox Searchlight Pictures Announces Searchlight Television

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Fox Searchlight Pictures announced Searchlight Television, a company dedicated to offering quality programming for broadcast and streaming services.

Fox Searchlight Presidents Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula announced the move. Their announcement also included news that David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield are promoted to Presidents of Production for Film and Television.

Gilula and Utley said in their statement:

“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.”

The press release from Fox Searchlight included several statements.

Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO, Twentieth Century Fox Film:

“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, 21st Century Fox, and Chairman and CEO, Fox Networks Group:

“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.”

Greenbaum and Greenfield have been with Fox Searchlight for several years. Together they worked to bring forward award-winning films including “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” among many others.

Searchlight Television and the promotions of Greenbaum and Greenfield take effect immediately.