MGM has signed Motion Pictures Group President Jonathan Glickman through 2020, a spokeswoman for the studio confirmed to TheWrap on Thursday.
In addition to his role heading feature film production, Glickman has been given oversight of MGM’s live stage theatrical productions.
MGM has undergone a resurgence lately, with record profits for three consecutive years. New TV and movie production — and the strength of its extensive library — have kept the studio, which declared bankruptcy in 2010, solidly in the black. MGM’s James Bond franchise remains a cash cow, with the most recent installment, “Spectre,” delivering $881 million in global box office revenue last fall and winter.
The company has also seen several high-profile executives join or extend their deals. Two years ago, MGM acquired the media group co-founded by Roma Downey and reality-TV impresario Mark Burnett. In December, Burnett — creator of “The Apprentice” — signed a five-year deal to become head of MGM’s TV division. MGM’s current reality offerings include hits such as “Shark Tank,” “The Voice” and “Survivor.”
Before joining MGM, Glickman was the president of Spyglass Entertainment, which was behind movies like the “Rush Hour” franchise and was where he worked with MGM CEO Gary Barber.
Glickman’s father is Dan Glickman, a former congressman from Kansas, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and president of the Motion Picture Association of America.