Terry Botwick

Producer | Papatime
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Mr. Botwick recently produced the Paramount Pictures film CAPTIVE, starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara. He produced the documentary feature COOL IT, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, released by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate. He served as President of Vanguard Films & Animation, which produced animated films distributed by Fox and later as President of Big Idea Productions where he brought the iconic VeggieTales brand onto the big screen with a major theatrical release for the JONAH, A VEGGIETALES MOVIE, for which he served as Executive Producer.

Mr. Botwick formed Thunderpoint Partners to co-finance motion pictures with Sony Entertainment. Thunderpoint was a structured finance, movie portfolio of $400 million.

Mr. Botwick was Senior Vice President of Series Programming and Specials for CBS Entertainment, overseeing creative and business aspects of the network’s entire slate of comedy and drama series, as well as large special events such as the GRAMMY AWARDS, and TONY AWARDS.

Mr. Botwick served as President of Distribution and National Programming for the entertainment division of the Hearst Corporation developing and producing television series programming, adapting Hearst publishing content for television and running the global distribution business.

Prior to the Hearst Corp., Mr. Botwick served as the Vice President of Original Programming for the Family Channel and Executive Vice President of Family Productions, Inc., the Network’s in- house studio. He played an important role in repositioning the CBN Cable Network as the Family Channel. After raising more than $300 million for the production of original programming consistent with the Family Channel brand, Mr. Botwick participated in the company’s successful IPO.

Mr. Botwick has been responsible for the creation and oversight of more than 2,000 hours of television series, special events, and films. In his latest company, Papatime, Mr. Botwick has numerous film and television projects in development including SAVIOR, written by Todd Komarnicki (SULLY), JSA written by Academy-Award winner David Franzoni (GLADIATOR, AMISTAD) and BEING NIXON, with Tony Shalhoub attached to play Nixon, written by Academy- Award winner Ron Bass (RAIN MAN, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, JOY LUCK CLUB), YOU’RE NOT REAL written and directed by Jay Russell (MY DOG SKIP, LADDER 49, TUCK EVERLASTING), DR. MARY’S MONKEY, THE ONION KING among others.

Mr. Botwick is a member of the Producers Guild and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Papatime is looking for modestly budgeted films (under $10M) in several genres, comedy in a $25M range, action/thrillers up to $50M. Also TV series.