Industry vet named chief operating officer; reports to Wachsberger and Friedman
He will join Lionsgate in April after his current contract at The Weinstein Company expires.
Kramer has been assigned to help Wachsberger continue to grow all aspects of Lionsgate’s international film business, including international film acquisitions and packaging, creation of international co-production and co-financing opportunities and extension of Lionsgate’s relationships into new territories.
“The international theatrical marketplace offers tremendous growth opportunities for Lionsgate, and Andrew is ideally qualified to help us continue to build our momentum around the world,” said Wachsberger and Friedman.
Lionsgate’s film business grossed $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office in 2012. It also established new output deals in France, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Benelux, Australia/New Zealand and Russia and expanding its partnership with IDC in Latin America.
Kramer has been serving as president of business and legal affairs and general counsel at TWC.
He also worked at Warner Independent Pictures before joining TWC seven years ago.