Jimmy Horowitz was named President, Universal Pictures in May of 2010. He works alongside Chairman Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman Donna Langley to shape and implement domestic strategic business initiatives and help manage day-to-day business operations for the studio.
A key member of Universal’s senior management team who has worked at the studio for 18 years, Horowitz previously served as Co-President of Production and Executive Vice President of Universal Pictures, a position he held since July 2006. In that role he has supervised non-creative aspects of production at Universal and has overseen Universal’s growing live stage business. Under his leadership, Universal Stage Productions has had box-office and critical success with Wicked, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide and Billy Elliot, which won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 2009.
Horowitz was appointed Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for Universal Pictures in January 2002. In this position, he oversaw the business and legal affairs departments and all of Universal’s term deals. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs starting in October 1999. Horowitz joined Universal’s feature legal department in 1992.
Prior to joining the studio, Horowitz served as counsel for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). He also practiced labor law at Manatt, Phelps, et al. and later at Greenberg Glusker, et al. until 1990. Horowitz earned his JD degree from George Washington University Law School and graduated cum laude from Tulane University in 1983 with a BA in political science.
Horowitz is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.