Lionsgate boss to deliver keynote speech

LONDON — Jon Feltheimer, co-chairman and CEO of Lionsgate, has been named Mipcom 2010 Personality of the Year.

Feltheimer, who will deliver a keynote address at the sales mart on Oct. 5, is being recognized for driving creative productions and developing TV programs, including “Mad Men,” which have become global phenomena.

“Mipcom is saluting Jon Feltheimer’s distinguished 25-year career of leadership at independent studios Lionsgate and New World, as well as major studio Sony Pictures,” said Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk.

Feltheimer said, “We at Lionsgate remain committed to joining the rest of our community in harnessing new business models, new technologies and new markets to bring the work of our creative visionaries to a global audience.”

Other speakers at the mart, held in Cannes, include Facebook’s European topper Joanna Shields.

Reed Midem and Variety are divisions of Reed Elsevier.

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