February 8, 2023


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Imagine Entertainment hiring Alan Mandelbaum

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Imagine Entertainment has hired film executive and producer Alan Mandelbaum to serve as senior VP of features.

In his new role, Mandelbaum will support all aspects of development and production across some existing features and new projects at Imagine, the production company founded by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

“I have had the privilege of knowing Alan for some time and have always admired his taste, instincts and passionate pursuit of great filmmaking. He will be a tremendous addition to our team,” said Karen Lunder, president of features at Imagine Entertainment.

Prior to joining Imagine, Mandelbaum served as head of production at Star Thrower Entertainment, an independent production company he helped launch in 2013. During his nearly 10 years there, Alan oversaw the development and production of films ranging from the Oscar-nominated “King Richard” to Neon’s social media satire “The Post” in “Ingrid Goes West.”

He produced two films last year, both slated for release in 2023: “No One Can Save You,” starring Caitlin Dever for 20th Century Studios and Hulu, as well as “Fair Play,” starring Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe for MRC. Dynevor was and T-Street. It has its world premiere in the dramatic competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Mandelbaum also held positions at Hugh Jackman’s Seed Productions, Fox 2000, and Gavin Polon’s Pariah Productions. He started working in the mailroom and talent department of Endeavor Talent Agency.

Mandelbaum will join the feature team that includes senior VP Mark Bach, director of development and production Caitlin Cleary and creative executive Joyce Choi.

Imagine is currently working on Apple’s “The Benny Bubble,” a comedy-drama with Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook and Geraldine Viswanathan; Amazon’s holiday comedy “Candy Can Lane,” starring Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jillian Bell; and Netflix’s “The Family Treehorn,” Howard’s animation directorial debut.

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