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.