- Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Organizing Committee
Jules Haimovitz is a highly regarded leader and business strategist in the entertainment industry. He has successfully launched some of the best known entertainment brands in the business.
From his starting-up of the Showtime, Lifetime, Sundance, and Smithsonian cable channels, to his leading and subsequently managing various acquired companies such as MTV Networks, to presiding over ‘turn around’ companies such as Aaron Spelling Productions and ITC, Haimovitz has faced a full gamut of business challenges and has created successful outcomes in each instance. From his leading its acquisition in 2002 until its sale in 2007, Haimovitz served as Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of Dick Clark Productions.
As President of Haimovitz Consulting, Haimovitz’s clients included CVC Capital and MidOcean Capital Funds.
Mr. Haimovitz has served as President of MGM Networks, Inc., a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; President and Chief Operating Officer of King World Productions, Inc.; President and Chief Operating Officer of ITC Entertainment Group; President and Chief Operating Officer of Spelling Entertainment Group; President of the Viacom Network Group, with the responsibility for Showtime/The Movie Channel Inc., MTV Networks Inc., the Lifetime cable channel, and Viewer Choice and President of the Viacom Entertainment Group.
Mr. Haimovitz holds a dual B.A. degree in Mathematics and Communications, as well as an M.A. degree in Mathematics, from Brooklyn College.