Imagine Entertainment has appointed film executive and producer Alan Mandelbaum as Senior Vice President of Features.
In his new role, Mandelbaum will support several existing features and all aspects of the development and production of new projects at Imagine, a production company founded by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
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“I had the opportunity to meet Alan and have always admired his taste, instinct and passionate pursuit of making great films. He will be a very important part of our team.” said Karen Lunder, President of Features, Imagine Entertainment.
Prior to joining Imagine, Mandelbaum worked as an executive producer at Star Thrower Entertainment, the independent production company he founded in 2013. During his nearly ten years there, Alan went from Oscar nominee “King Richard” to Neon’s social his media satire “Ingrid Goes West” to “The Post.”
He made two films last year, both due for release in 2023. “No One Will Save You” starring Kaitlyn Dever for 20th Century Studios and Hulu, and his “Fair Play” starring Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor for MRC. and T Street. The latter will have its world premiere in dramatic competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Mandelbaum also held positions at Hugh Jackman’s Seed Productions, Fox 2000 and Gavin Polone’s Paria Productions. He started working in the mailroom and talent department of the Endeavor Talent Agency.
Mandelbaum will join the feature team, which includes senior vice president Mark Bouch, development and production director Caitlin Cleary, and creative executive Joyce Choi.
Imagine is currently working on Apple’s comedy drama The Beanie Bubble, starring Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook, and Geraldine Viswanathan. His Amazon holiday comedy Candy Cane Lane starring Eddie Murphy, Tracy Ellis Ross and Jillian Bell. Netflix’s The Family Treehorn, Howard’s animated directorial debut.
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