You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Kramer to Top International Distribution for Lionsgate

Industry vet named chief operating officer; reports to Wachsberger and Friedman

Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement.

Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

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.

More Biz

  • Paul Simon

    Paul Simon to Stage 'Unique' Farewell Concert at Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park

    Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement. Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. He will […]

  • Merger Angst Warner Media

    High Anxiety: WarnerMedia Staff Braces for New Boss as AT&T Takes Control

    Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement. Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. He will […]

  • Bob Iger arrives at the Oscars,

    Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

    Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement. Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. He will […]

  • Brian Roberts, Bob Iger Battle Over

    Brian Roberts and Bob Iger Go Head-to-Head in the Battle for Fox

    Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement. Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. He will […]

  • Disney Fox Merger Illustration by Rob

    Disney Ups Fox Bid to $71.3 Billion, Outflanking Comcast

    Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement. Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. He will […]

  • Gloria Calderon Kellett and Tanya SarachoTune

    'One Day at a Time,' 'Vida' Teams Challenge Other Series to Donate to End Border Separation

    Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement. Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. He will […]

  • Sydney Holland

    Sumner Redstone's Ex-Fiancee Settles Lurid Elder Abuse Lawsuit

    Lionsgate has named industry veteran Andrew Kramer as chief operating officer of international distribution. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman made the announcement. Kramer will report to Wachsberger and Friedman.  Kramer will also work closely with Steve Beeks in his capacity as president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. He will […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content