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Doug Belgrad

Doug Belgrad

President, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group
President, Columbia Pictures

Doug Belgrad has served as president of Columbia Pictures since 2008. He previously had served as president of production, a position he held dating back to January, 2003 when he co-ran the division with his business partner, Matt Tolmach.

Belgrad oversees Columbia's slate of films – and more than 100 films in various stages of development – and manages the creative staff at the studio.

During his tenure, Belgrad has overseen a string of projects that includes such blockbuster hit films as Skyfall, The Amazing Spider-Man™, Elysium; Men in Black™ 3, The Social Network; Moneyball; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Smurfs; The Karate Kid; Grown Ups; Eat Pray Love; Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT; Julie & Julia; The Ugly Truth; Paul Blart: Mall Cop; Hancock; You Don't Mess with the Zohan; 21; Superbad; Ghost Rider; and Hitch, among many others.

He is currently overseeing the development and production of Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks; American Hustle, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence, and directed by David O. Russell; The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett, which Clooney also directs; and The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, among many other projects.

Belgrad graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 with a B.A. in history. He began his career at Kidder, Peabody as a securities analyst, specializing in media and entertainment companies. He joined Sony Pictures in 1989 as a management associate, an executive training program where he worked primarily in strategic planning and business development.