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Norman Horowitz

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United States

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Background

Employment History

  • President
    Norman Horowitz Company
  • President
    Polygram Television
  • President and Chief Operating Officer
    Polygram Television
  • President
    MGM/UA Telecommunications Co.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    MGM/UA Telecommunications Co.
  • President
    Worldwide Distribution for Columbia Pictures TV
  • Director of International Sales
    CBS
  • Vice President of International Sales for Screen Gems, Director of International Sales
    CBS
  • Long-Term Director and Fellow
    Television Academy
  • Term Director and Fellow of the International Council
    Television Academy

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of Governors
    BANFF Television Festival

Education

  • Electrical Engineering
    RCA Institute
34 Total References
Web References
[Editor's Note: This is a guest ...
www.tvweek.com, 1 May 2011 [cached]
[Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Norman Horowitz. Norman started in the TV business in 1956, when he was 24. He has been president of Worldwide Distribution for Columbia Pictures TV (Screen Gems); president of Polygram Television; and president of MGM/UA Telecommunications Co.]
By Norman Horowitz
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[Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Norman Horowitz. Norman started in the TV business in 1956, when he was 24. He has been president of Worldwide Distribution for Columbia Pictures TV (Screen Gems); president of Polygram Television; and president of MGM/UA Telecommunications Co.]
By Norman Horowitz
MEDIA RELEASE
www.robertchua.com, 21 Jan 2002 [cached]
Norman Horowitz , President, The Norman Horowitz Company, USA
The Huffington Post | Norman Horowitz
www.thehuffingtonpost.com, 1 Aug 2006 [cached]
Bio: Norman Horowitz
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Norman HorowitzA broad-based senior executive with almost 50 years of diverse media experience, he has been actively involved in all aspects of the telecommunications industry from the early days of worldwide television through the development of cable, satellite, internet, as well as other forms of digital delivery, (wireless, game platforms etc).
His entry into the entertainment industry was with the editorial department of Screen Gems in 1956.He then moved to the International Sales division of the company in 1960 as Assistant to the VP/GM.He was appointed Vice President of the division in 1965 and left the company in 1968 to join CBS as Director of International Sales.After the spin-off of the CBS syndication activities in 1970, Norman returned to Columbia Pictures Television (Screen Gems) and became President of their worldwide distribution company in 1976.
In 1980, he was appointed President and COO of Polygram Television, a joint-venture company he founded with Phillips and Siemens.In 1984, Polygram abandoned all of its film activities and he formed his own distribution company, which operated until 1986.
He was then recruited by MGM/UA to become President and CEO of a wholly owned subsidiary, MGM/UA Telecommunications Company.He supervised MGM/UA worldwide companies dealing in home video, pay, pay-per-view, and syndicated television, as well as licensing and merchandising.He was also responsible for all production activities for these entities.When MGM/UA was sold, he left and reformed his own company.
He co-created the Cable Dating Network as well as an early Internet start-up Rxinfo.com.The TV Food Network, Media Assets, Media Resources, MGM/UA, Star TV, The Don Bluth Company and many others have retained him as a consultant.
He was a consultant for PanAmSat and their streaming subsidiary, Net/36.
As a content and program executive he worked with studios and broadcasters to reposition their content in a variety of ways for broadband streaming.
He has consulted with a variety of companies who are either buying or selling film libraries.He specializes in doing valuations of "Content".He has also arranged production and co-production financing for a large number of U.S. and overseas production companies.
Norman has been an adjunct professor at the UCLA Graduate Business and Film Schools, as well as an associate professor at California State University, Northridge.He has also been a guest-lecturer at UC Berkeley, NYU, Pepperdine University, USC, Cal State Fullerton, UCLA, and St. Peter's College.
He has been a long-term director and fellow of the Television Academy's International Council.He was a member of the Board of Governors and a frequent guest speaker and panelist at the BANFF Television Festival and a moderator and panelist at other multimedia industry events.
Articles that he has authored have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Broadcasting and Cable and Television Week.
He was born in New York City in 1932.He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War as an Electronics Instructor.Following his air force service, he attended and graduated from the RCA Institute in New York with a degree in Electrical Engineering.He currently resides in Beverly Hills, California.
Trading 8s - A blog by Anthony W. Orlando and friends
www.anthonyworlando.com, 19 Jan 2011 [cached]
Norman Horowitz will write the "Hollywood Insider" series on media, politics, and the business of entertainment, from Beverly Hills, CA. After serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War, Norman spent over 40 years in the telecommunications industry, from the early days of worldwide television through the development of cable, satellite, and internet companies. He served as VP of International Sales for Screen Gems, Director of International Sales for CBS, President of Worldwide Distribution for Columbia Pictures Television, President and Chief Operating Officer of Polygram Television, and President and Chief Executive Officer of MGM/UA Telecommunications Company. He co-founded the Cable Dating Network, Rxinfo.com, citiesLive networks, and citiescommercialLive networks. He has been an adjunct professor at the UCLA Graduate Business and Film Schools, as well as an associate professor at California State University, Northridge.
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Norman Horowitz Biography
www.normanhorowitz.com, 8 Feb 2008 [cached]
A broad-based senior executive with over 40 years of diverse media experience, Norman Horowitz has been actively involved in all aspects of the telecommunications industry from the early days of worldwide television through the development of cable, satellite, and internet companies
His entry into the entertainment industry was with the editorial department of Screen Gems in 1955. He then moved to the international sales division of the company in 1960 as Assistant to the VP/GM. He was appointed Vice President of the division in 1965.
Norman left Screen Gems in 1968 to join CBS as Director of International Sales.
After the spin-off of the CBS syndication activities in 1970, Norman returned to Columbia Pictures Television (Screen Gems) and became President of their worldwide distribution company in 1976.
In 1980, he was appointed President and COO of Polygram Television, a joint-venture company he founded with Phillips and Siemens. In 1984, Polygram abandoned all of its film activities and he formed his own distribution company, which operated until 1986.
He was then recruited by MGM/UA to become President and CEO of a wholly owned subsidiary, MGM/UA Telecommunications Company. He supervised MGM/UA worldwide companies dealing in home video, pay, pay-per-view, and syndicated television, as well as licensing and merchandising. He was also responsible for all production activities for these entities.
When MGM/UA was sold, he left and reformed his own company.
Norman co-created the Cable Dating Network as well as an early Internet start-up Rxinfo.com. He has been retained as a consultant by the TV Food Network, Media Assets, Media Resources, MGM/UA, Star TV, The Don Bluth Company and many others.
He recently was a consultant for PanAmSat and their streaming subsidiary, Net/36. As a content and program executive he worked with studios and broadcasters to reposition their content in a variety of ways for broadband streaming.
He has consulted with a variety of companies who are either buying or selling film libraries. He has also arranged production and co-production financing for a large number of U.S. and overseas production companies.
He is the co-founder and co-owner of citiesLive networks and citiescommercialLive networks, a multi-national network of webcams serving individual viewers, Chambers of Commerce, and industry worldwide.
Norman has been an adjunct professor at the UCLA Graduate Business and Film Schools, as well as an associate professor at California State University, Northridge. He has also been a guest-lecturer at UC Berkeley, NYU, Pepperdine University, and St. Peter's College.
He has been a long- term director and fellow of the Television Academy's International Council. He is a member of the Board of Governors and a frequent guest speaker and panelist at the BANFF Television Festival and a panelist at other multimedia industry events.
He was born in New York City in 1932. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War as an Electronics Instructor. Following his Air Force service, he attended and graduated from the RCA Institute in New York with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He currently resides in Beverly Hills, California.
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