ABOUT

Founded in February 2022, the Panoramic Media Company is a next generation incubator focusing on established and emerging storytellers across all platforms – including franchise films, television, music, podcasts, comics and new media – in order to make high quality productions while creating an IP rights library.

OUR TEAM

Jonathan Glickman

Founder and CEO

Jonathan Glickman, a seasoned veteran of over 25 years in the entertainment business, is the founder and CEO of Panoramic Media, formerly known as Glickmania, an independent film and television production company, founded in February 2020. Panoramic is the natural evolution of Glickman’s continued focus on developing IP for established and emerging storytellers across all content platforms, including film, television, and podcasting. 

Glickman’s deeply rooted foundation and respect for Hollywood innovation and tradition has inspired his determination to explore the creation of properties across all content platforms, including film, television, podcasting and music outlets. Backed by significant entertainment industry investors, including Gary Barber, Spyglass Media Group, UTA, Pinky Promise, Eagle Pictures, and Lantern IRA, Panoramic will expand upon Glickman’s upcoming slate of projects at Netflix, Amazon, MGM, Warner Media, Paramount and MRC, among others. The company’s first production, the Golden Globe nominated tv series Wednesday, recently surpassed over one billion hours viewed to become the second most watched show in Netflix’s history. The Tim Burton helmed series, based on Charles Addams’ beloved misanthrope, was recently renewed for a second season. Additional upcoming productions include Creed 3, directed and starring Michael B. Jordan; and The Underdoggs, a sports comedy starring Snoop Dogg due to be released October 20, 2023. 

The new venture marks a return to independent production for Glickman after a successful eight year run as President of the MGM Motion Picture Group, where he guided a bankrupt company into a thriving studio with a full slate, two labels and theatrical distribution. During his tenure, Glickman oversaw production on Eon’s Skyfall and Spectre, the two highest grossing installments of the James Bond franchise, as well as the forthcoming No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final outing in the series. Other notable highlights of his tenure include overseeing the production of the Rocky spinoff Creed, and the sequel Creed 2, starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan, as well as the 2019 animated hit recreation of The Addams Family. Notably, during Glickman’s term at MGM, he was ahead of the industry’s diversity hiring initiatives, with 24% of his slate featuring female filmmakers and 27% featuring directors of color, far exceeding the industry average.

Glickman began his career at Caravan Pictures, where he produced such hits as While You Were Sleeping, Grosse Pointe Blank and the global phenomenon Rush Hour franchise which brought Jackie Chan to the Western audience. He moved on to become the President of Spyglass Entertainment, producing such worldwide successes as Four Christmases, 27 Dresses, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Vow.  Prior to founding Panoramic, Glickman produced Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, and executive produced The Addams Family 2.

Outside of the studio, Glickman serves on the National Board of the Story Pirates. In 2014, Glickman started the Visiting Producer Series Endowment Fund in the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures at the University of Michigan.

Jose Gutierrez

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

Jose Gutierrez oversees operations, finance, business affairs, and together with Glickman, business strategy of Panoramic Media Company.  Prior to Panoramic Media, he served as Executive Vice President of MGM, where he oversaw financial, operational, and business affairs matters with regard to the theatrical, home video, and non-theatrical distribution business units and worked on the exploitation of all of the company’s film and television product, including the James Bond and The Hobbit films. Prior to his role at MGM, he was EVP & CFO and later CEO & CFO of Spyglass Entertainment, where he oversaw, amongst other areas, finance, operations, and global content distribution of all of the company’s films which grossed over $5 billion at the box office. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served clients in film, sports, music, and gaming entertainment, including Disney, Sony Pictures, Activision, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Helena Budnik

Vice President of Production 

Helena Budnik is the Vice President at Glickmania, where she focuses on developing IP for established and emerging storytellers across all platforms, including film, television, and podcasting.

Prior to joining Glickmania, Budnik worked with veteran producer Lynette Howell Taylor (A Star Is Born), serving as the Vice President at 51 Entertainment, Taylor’s inclusively female, filmmaker-driven production company. While at the company, Budnik oversaw the company’s television deal with MRC and worked on multiple series including HBO’s Emmy nominated, Mark Ruffalo-helmed limited “I Know This Much Is True” written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), as well as an upcoming CIA drama series for Apple starring Brie Larson (Captain Marvel).

Previously, Budnik worked at Scott Rudin Productions as a creative executive where she managed the company’s film and television slates and played an integral role in facilitating a first-look deal for the company with Fox Networks Group. Among the shows she worked on while at the company include FX’s critical darling “What We Do in the Shadows,” Jason Segel’s “Dispatches from Elsewhere” for AMC, and the period epic “Barkskins” for National Geographic based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx’s bestselling novel. Budnik got her start working as an assistant within CAA’s motion picture literary department as well as at Fox 2000 while the company developed the Academy Award® nominated film, Hidden Figures, among others. Budnik was a double major at the University of Michigan and earned a B.A. in Film and TV Production and a B.A. in History.

Rob Lamonaca

Senior Vice President, Production

Rob Lamonaca joined Panoramic Media Co in the spring of 2022. Prior to joining the company, Rob was an executive at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment / SK Global and helped oversee the development and production of projects for both film and television including the Netflix limited series Thai Cave Rescue (2022), India Sweets & Spices (2021), Palmer (2021) and Greta (2018). A Georgetown graduate and proud New Yorker, Rob began his entertainment career as an agent trainee in UTA’s Motion Picture Literary Department before working as an assistant at Good Universe.

Roni Stein

Director of Development

Roni Stein is the Director of Development at Glickmania, collaborating with artists in both the film and television spaces to elevate fresh voices and tell classic stories from a new perspective.

Before joining the Glickmania team, Roni worked as the Creative Executive at FilmNation Entertainment where she worked on films such as Emerald Fennell’s breakout Sundance hit PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN as well as the upcoming Cold War spy thriller THE COURIER, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. She developed and helped package upcoming projects such as THE OUTFIT, the directorial debut by Academy Award Winning screenwriter Graham Moore (THE IMITATION GAME) and THE FRESHENING, a short story to be adapted and directed by Cathy Yan (BIRDS OF PREY). Prior to FilmNation, Roni worked in the Independent Film Group at United Talent Agency. She got her start working for prolific director Jerry Zucker at Zucker Productions.

Roni is a graduate of the University of Michigan with BA degrees in both Screen Arts & Culture as well as Communication Studies.

Alex Vespestad

Head of Podcasts

Alex Vespestad is an award-winning podcast producer, writer, and editor. He’s known for his work on the Apple #1 hit podcast To Live and Die In LA and the AMBIE winning sports scandal podcast, Whistleblower. With an innate craft in immersive and audio storytelling, he has partnered with the world’s most respected and prominent content creators, such as Spotify, Netflix, Audible, Wondery, TenderfootTV, The Podcast App, The North Melbourne Football Club, Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media, and Best Case Studios. In three years his podcasts have garnered over 60 million listens.

Arianna D’Andrea

Coordinator

Arianna D’Andrea started her career in the Motion Picture Lit Department at Verve Talent and Literary Agency. From there, she went on to work as the assistant to Akiva Goldsman at Weed Road Pictures, working on films such as WITHOUT REMORSE, THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS, and the Star Trek TV Franchise.

Arianna graduated from Wesleyan University in the spring of 2018 with a major in Film Studies and Math.