Former MGM Film Head Jonathan Glickman Launches Panoramic Media; Gary Barber, Spyglass, Tarak Ben Ammar, UTA, Lantern & Pinky Promise To Fund Venture

Unique, Jonathan Glickman has launched Panoramic Media, a multi-platform content venture. Former MGM Motion Picture Group chairman launches with investment gary barber, Spyglass Media Group, Eagle Pictures, Lantern Entertainment, Pinky Promise and United Talent Agency. Glickman wasn’t putting any numbers on the investment, but it’s important for the startup, which will be platform agnostic with the financial resources to develop projects across all platforms.

The new capital will fund IP creation across film, television, podcasts and digital platforms. Glickman, the founder and CEO of the new venture, spent the past two years putting together funding, a creative team, and projects that will emerge over time. The new company will expand on Glickman’s existing slate of established projects at Netflix, Amazon, MGM, Warner Media, Paramount and MRC, as well as a joint podcast venture with iHeartMedia.

In its first major hire, Panoramic Media has named Jose Gutierrez as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overseeing the company’s operations, finances, business priorities and strategic initiatives. Gutierrez is joined by Vice President Helena Budnick, Director Ronnie Stein, and Head of Podcast Alex Vespestad.

Glickman is currently in production Creed III, Directed by and starring Michael B. Jordan; netflix Addams Family spinoff series Wednesdaydirected by Tim Burton and starring Jenna Ortega; California King with Travis Bennett and Jimmy Tatro; He is in pre-production teaming up with director Janet Mock’s MRC condemnable!, In form of to erect The writer/director/EP handles the drama about the interracial love affair between Kim Novak and Sammy Davis Jr., with Jeremy Pope playing the latter. Jennifer Hudson after filming Aretha Franklin To respect, Glickman is preparing for Hudson’s upcoming original Christmas musical at Warner Bros. and New Line; and original podcast production Diane’s InfernoStarring Maya Hawke and Alice Cooper with partner iHeartMedia.

Glickman began his career as a filmmaker of films, including: Busy time suffrage, While you were sleeping And Gros Point Blanc, He later served as president of Spyglass Entertainment and served a nearly nine-year term as president of MGM Motion Picture Group. There, Glickman oversaw the development and production of the film, including reviving it. of rock with suffrage cult And Creed IIas well as guarding the James Bond trio, Skyfall, Specter And no time to die,

“Panoric is the word I keep coming back to when thinking about the broader, forward-looking part of the changing media business,” Glickman said. “From my experience on the production, financing, and executive sides of the business, we have built a robust, agile infrastructure that allows established and emerging talent to control the creative and financial destinies of IP and origin stories. I am investing in investors and strategic partners.” I am grateful to this powerhouse group of U.S. companies that provides the ideal environment to develop, package, produce and finance impactful, uncluttered entertainment for a global audience.”

Glickman is reunited with Gary Barber, with whom he worked at Spyglass and MGM. “This new alliance with Panoramic is more than just a reunion with Jonathan,” Barber said. “The hallmark of many of our successes as producers and studio executives over the past 25 years has been a combination of innovative, yet disciplined funding; shrewd creativity and respected talent ties. Will enable us to develop, finance and package the stories.”

Other investors in the new company were equally bullish.

Eagle Pictures President said, “By leveraging Jonathan’s creative vision, Eagle Pictures’ expertise in the international market, and strong support from its investors, Panoramic Media is meeting the growing demand to produce quality, premium content for a global audience.” ready to do.” Tarak Ben Ammari,

UTA Co-President David Kramer said the agency “has worked with John in many different capacities throughout our 25-year relationship and we are extremely excited to collaborate with him and our esteemed partners on their new venture.” John has a great eye to identify and support talent and we are confident that with his tireless energy the Panorama team will be a huge success.”

Lantern Entertainment founder/CEO Andy Mitchell called Glickman “a trusted friend and innovative business partner”. His creative talents continue to drive Lantern’s commitment to investing in the production of world-class content. He has the ball, and we’re excited to run in Panoramic with him.”

Jessamine Burgum, Founder/CEO of Pinky Promise, the final part of the funding consortium, said: “John approaches his work with a bucket of enthusiasm and curiosity that is intrinsic to how we work at Pinky Promise . At Pinky Promise, we create new voices with singular stories filled with the heart and authenticity that John has always celebrated. As an artist it is a great pleasure to find collaborators who are deeply invested in their work, so when they offered me the opportunity to form an alliance with Panoramic, it made perfect sense. John has been such an incredible mentor and friend and it is my sincere hope that the content arising out of this new venture reflects two people who have so much fun discovering and creating stories together. ,

As far as Glickman’s Panoramic staff is concerned, Gutierrez most recently served as executive vice president of MGM, where he handled financial, operational and business matters in relation to the theater, home video and non-theatrical distribution business units. Supervised, and worked on the exploitation of all. The company’s film and television products, including the James Bond and The Hobbit films. Prior to his role at MGM, he was EVP and CFO of Spyglass Entertainment, where he oversaw the finance, operations and global content distribution of all of the company’s films, which grossed over $5 billion at the box office. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served clients in film, sports, music and gaming entertainment, including Disney and Sony Pictures.

Rick Wirthlin at Irell & Manella and David Weber and AJ Brandenstein at Sloane, Offer advised Glickman and Panoramic on the transaction.