Variety named Century City partner Matthew C. Thompson to its 2019 “Variety500” report, an annual collection of the “world’s most impactful people” working in media today. The report profiled the industry’s leaders who possess the skills that help multibillion-dollar enterprises navigate uncertain times.
In its profile, Variety commended Matt for co-founding and leading Sidley’s media and entertainment group. He received praise for playing a pivotal role in eOne’s initial acquisition of the Mark Gordon Company in 2015, as well as the recently announced multi-year exclusive producer arrangement with Gordon as he exits his position as president and COO of film and TV. Variety also cited his handling the sale of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s television empire to MGM and Burnett’s installation as worldwide head of TV at the studio.