World TV Festival to award Lionsgate topper

Lionsgate topper Jon Feltheimer has been tapped to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the upcoming Banff World Television Festival.

Feltheimer, who signed an extension with Lionsgate last year that his extends his deal with the studio through 2014, will be on hand to accept his award in Banff, which runs June 7-10.

Lionsgate is the studio behind AMC’s Emmy-winning drama “Mad Men,” as well as Showtime’s “Weeds” and Starz series “Crash,” developed from the Oscar-winning film.

The Canadian-based fest offers various television competitions as well as panels and seminars with execs to discuss about state-of-the-industry topics.

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