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Jonathan Glickman Named MGM Production Chief

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 2, 2011 at 9:51AM

MGM co-chairmen and CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum have brought over 12-year Spyglass president Jonathan Glickman as new prexy of MGM's Motion Picture Group.
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MGM co-chairmen and CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum have brought over 12-year Spyglass president Jonathan Glickman as new prexy of MGM's Motion Picture Group.

New MGM production chief Glickman "can't wait to get started," he says. Glickman's Spyglass productions include Four Christmases, 27 Dresses, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Pacifier, The Count of Monte Cristo and Shanghai Noon and the Paramount co-production G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Star Trek and Get Him to the Greek. He was exec producer of No Strings Attached (Paramount/Spyglass) and is currently producing The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

Glickman replaces Mary Parent, who left the studio last fall after being stymied by the studio's financial quagmire. She left in the studio pipeline Sony co-production Zookeeper starring Kevin James (July), and undated horror flick Cabin in the Woods and a remake of Red Dawn. Barber and Birnbaum have already put back into production two delayed projects: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, partnering with Warner Bros., and the 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig (November 9, 2012).

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.