Leading Entertainment Industry Veteran
Jim Lefkowitz, Chief Operating Officer of Mandalay Media, Inc., possesses extensive experience in the entertainment industry. With backgrounds in law, business, finance, film, and television, Jim Lefkowitz helps guide this new media distribution and content production firm. Having worked in his field for 20 years, Jim Lefkowitz has also significantly contributed to the growth and development of many other industry companies.
Jim Lefkowitz earned degrees in business administration and law from the University of Michigan Business School and Law School, respectively. Upon earning his Juris Doctorate and passing the bar, Jim Lefkowitz entered the field of law as an attorney with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, located in Los Angeles, California. Jim Lefkowitz next transitioned into a role as a film studio executive at The Walt Disney Studios, where he negotiated talent deals, rights acquisitions, and film finance arrangements.
In addition to his law and studio executive experience, Jim Lefkowitz has represented individual entertainers, having spent eight years as an agent for Creative Artists Agency. While at Creative Artists Agency, which is one of the leading talent agencies in Hollywood, Jim Lefkowitz represented many actors, writers, and directors in their endeavors in film, television, and new media.
Utilizing the expertise he has acquired during his multi-faceted career, Jim Lefkowitz now works to optimize Mandalay Media, Inc.âs mobile entertainment products. Through its subsidiary company, Twistbox Entertainment, Inc., creates and delivers 3G mobile entertainment media, such as images, video, television programming, and games. During his tenure, the company has grown to gross revenue of $40 million in 2009. Prior to co-founding Mandalay Media, Jim Lefkowitz acted as Managing Director of Cantor Entertainment a division of Cantor Fitzgerald.