David Spiegelman has served as President of Domestic Television and Digital Distribution for Relativity Media since 2010. He oversees the national distribution of Relativity products as they are licensed and marketed through digital and video on demand, electronic sell-through, Netflix, premium pay TV, free TV, broadcast and syndication platforms.
In a career that began in the Willaim Morris Agency’s Training Program and has generated sales exceeding more than $2 billion, Spiegelman has in the past served as President of Domestic Television Distribution at The Weinstein Company and spent 17 years at New Line Cinema. While there, Spiegelman was instrumental in creating the studio’s television department.
Spiegelman’s sale of New Line’s Lord of the Rings franchise remains the largest ever TV deal of its kind. His creation of the “multi-network shared window” concept, now a standard industry practice, resulted in other noteworthy feature-film sales for the company, including Wedding Crashers and the Austin Powers and Rush Hour franchises.
Spiegelman’s distribution responsibilities at New Line also included supervision of the television marketing department, where his team pioneered the use of cross-promotional marketing campaigns for motion pictures when entering the television on demand (TVOD) marketplace.
Spiegelman began his entertainment career in the William Morris Agency’s Training Program. He graduated from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York State.