David Blackman serves as an executive producer on the new NBC midseason drama “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”
Blackman is the Head of Film & Television Development and Production at Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. Blackman works within the company to develop, finance and produce music-driven feature films, documentaries and television projects for a global audience.
Blackman produces and oversees a wide slate of projects, including the recent feature documentaries “Pavarotti,” directed by Ron Howard for CBS Films, Todd Haynes’ “Velvet Underground,” Frank Marshall’s “Bee Gees” and two films for Showtime: “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” and Allison Elwood’s “The Go-Go’s.” The world premiere of “Apollo,” directed by Roger Ross Williams for HBO, opened last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Blackman’s recent credits also include executive producing the Netflix romantic comedy “The Perfect Date,” starring Noah Centineo.
Prior to his role at UMG, Blackman served as President of Production for Sony-based Laurence Mark Productions, where he ran all aspects of film and television development and production. At LMP, he produced “Flatliners” and “Date & Switch,” featuring Dakota Johnson, Nick Offerman and Larry Wilmore. Blackman also executive produced “Center Stage: Turn It Up” for Sony Stage 6 and co-executive produced “Summer Camp,” a Nickelodeon pilot starring Hailee Steinfeld.
At Wendy Finerman Productions, Blackman served as vice president and oversaw “The Devil Wears Prada,” starring Meryl Streep, and developed Richard LaGravenese’s “P.S. I Love You.”
A member of the PGA, Blackman is a native of Bethesda, Mary., and graduated with a degree in psychology from Carleton College.