BREAKING: Long a staple of the Imagine Entertainment brain trust, Michael Rosenberg has been promoted to Co-Chairman of Imagine Entertainment by company Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Rosenberg came to Imagine in 1988 as vice president of Marketing And Distribution, and ten years later he was named Imagine Entertainment president.
“While he has been a valued partner since he came to Imagine, during the past few years Michael has become more directly involved with Ron and me in creating company strategies and planning the future of Imagine,” Grazer said. “He is an asset to the company in more ways than one and a man we respect.”
Howard said that “Michael continues to be an incredible marketing distribution strategist with strong business instincts on expanding the imagine brand. He is not only an integral part of the company’s life, he is also a genuine friend.”
Rosenberg is the former president of Saul Zaentz’s production company, which produced the Best Picture Oscar winners One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The English Patient and Amadeus. He has been at Imagine through most of the label’s successes, including the Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind. The company is currently in production on the Howard-directed Heart Of The Sea with Chris Hemsworth, the biopic Pele, and the Tate Taylor-directed Get On Up, with 42′s Chadwick Boseman playing James Brown in that biopic, and they are percolating an adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller Inferno. Imagine Television has Parenthood on NBC, is shooting Those Who Kill for A&E, and Gang Related for Fox. The company is prepping 24: Live Another Day.