Michael Jay Solomon

Executive Committee

Michael Jay Solomon, Executive Committee, has been the largest distributor of American television content in the world for the last 40 years. He has run major media companies and pioneered the international marketplace for the American television industry, literally putting most of the U.S. TV networks on the air in Latin America.

He was hired by MCA (now Comcast, Universal, NBC) to start their Latin American television division. After14 years with MCA and eight years with United Artists, he founded Telepictures Corporation where he was chairman and CEO. Seven years later, Telepictures merged with Lorimar to form Lorimar Telepictures Corp., and he became the new company’s president and served on its Board of Directors.

When Lorimar Telepictures was acquired by Warner Bros. Michael then became president of Warner Bros. International Television, heading up the company’s sales and marketing to television, cable and satellite companies internationally. Under his leadership, Warner Bros. became the largest TV program distribution company in the world.

He is a co-founder of HBO Latin America, the leading pay-TV service in Latin America.

Following a five-year tenure at Warner Bros., Michael left to launch his own television communications company, Solomon Entertainment Enterprises. He is now senior advisor at Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

Michael served on the Board of Overseers of New York University’s Stern School of Business for three decades and also serves on the Board of Advisors at Emerson College in Boston. He is a founder of The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem and was founding chairman of The Jerusalem Foundation of the West Coast of the United States.

He was educated at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Boston’s Emerson College, where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree.