After Fox Searchlight president of production Claudia Lewis took the buyout at Fox after a decade in the job, the company has upped Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum to step into her role, adding co-heads of production to their EVP titles. They will work in conjunction and be responsible for Fox Searchlight’s annual slate of films. They will also work together on all aspects of production for the company including development, packaging, budgeting, casting and production.
All production executives will report to Greenfield and Greenbaum. They, in turn, will report to label presidents Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley.
Greenfield has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for nine years and has shepherded through such films as The Descendants and Enough Said. He is currently responsible for overseeing My Cousin Rachel, the feature remake based on Daphne du Maurier book of the same name which stars Rachel Weisz and Sam Clafin, as well as Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri which stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
Prior to joining Fox Searchlight in 2006, Greenfield was an award-winning independent film producer whose feature credits include The Good Girl, Chuck & Buck and Star Maps.
Greenbaum has been a senior executive at Fox Searchlight for six years, overseeing such films as Wild and Hitchcock. He is currently responsible for Wilson starring Harrelson and Gifted starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate. He is also overseeing The Battle Of The Sexes which stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell as well as Guillermo Del Toro’s untitled film starring Sally Hawkins.
Prior to joining the label in 2010, Greenbaum was a production executive at Miramax Films in New York and London.