Former WarnerMedia executive Bob Greenblatt starts a production company and has an initial deal with Lionsgate.
Jon Wu will be producer and head of filmed content for Greenblatt’s company, The Green Room. Wu comes to The Green Room from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, where he was vice president of film and television.
“I am proud to welcome Bob to the Lionsgate family,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “In the more than 30 years that I have known him, he has been associated with some of the most iconic television shows in history, and his connection to his creative talents and his instinct for great intellectual property are second to none. He brings a major studio and world-class platform perspective to our television business that will help us continue to drive our growth. “
“I am honored to join Jon, Kevin, Sandra and the entire Lionsgate family in creating premium content for their growing TV roster,” said Greenblatt. “After working with them on hits like ‘Weeds’ and ‘Nurse Jackie’ this seemed like the most appropriate and entrepreneurial creative house for my next chapter. I am impressed by their tenacity and their journey as visionaries passionate about our profession. I am also delighted to welcome Jon Wu to the new company and look forward to our collaboration with all the Lionsgate teams.
Greenblatt is a former chairman of NBC Entertainment who was most recently chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment. He and Kevin Reilly left after CEO Jason Kilar massively reorganized the company. He has since returned to production, including NBC’s upcoming live musical “Annie Live!” with Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr., Nicole Scherzinger and Titus Burgess.
Prior to NBC, Greenblatt was president of entertainment at Showtime.