Samuel Harowitz currently serves as the Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, North America for FremantleMedia International (FMI). In this role, Harowitz is responsible for managing the North American Global Content team which is responsible for sourcing, vetting and acquiring intellectual property, programming and co-production opportunities for international development and distribution.
Harowitz is responsible for forging strategic alliances and maintaining partnerships with producers, broadcasters and digital platforms in the U.S. and Canada. He is also focused on partnering closely with FremantleMedia North America’s (FMNA)’s scripted programming team to identify and acquire new television content for development. Harowitz also manages the acquisition of scripted and non-scripted content, from both third party producers and internal divisions such as FMNA, to continue building the FMI program catalogue.
Prior to his current role, Sam held the positions of Manager of Acquisitions and Development and then Director of Acquisitions and Development for FremantleMedia International, where he worked across a number of international titles including Traffickers (Fusion), The Returned (A+E), The Sixties, Seventies, Eighties (CNN), Eye Candy (MTV), Battleground (Hulu), Soundbreaking (PBS), Full Circle (DirecTV), Blue (Hulu), Project Runway (Lifetime), Monday Mornings (TNT) and Billy & Bille (DirecTV).
Before joining FMI, Harowitz was the Coordinator of U.S. Scripted Television at Entertainment One, where he worked on such shows as The Firm (NBC), Hell On Wheels (AMC), Saving Hope (NBC) Rookie Blue (ABC), Call MeFitz (DirecTV), and Haven (Syfy).