You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Lionsgate Taps Wall Street Analyst James Marsh for Investor Relations Post

Lionsgate has named media-entertainment analyst James Marsh to run its investor relations activities as senior VP of investor relations.

Lionsgate made the announcement Wednesday. Marsh has 25 years of experience covering the media and entertainment sector for investment banks Piper Jaffray, Prudential and Kidder Peabody.

He will be based at Lionsgate’s Santa Monica corporate headquarters and will report to chief financial officer Jimmy Barge. He will work alongside Peter Wilkes, Lionsgate’s senior VP of executive communications and investor relations, who will continue to focus on corporate media relations and executive communications.

Marsh will craft investor relations strategies, manage its profile at investor conferences, spearhead its investor marketing initiatives and direct its daily communications with shareholders and analysts.

Marsh was a managing director at Piper Jaffray for eight years, where he headed the equity research team covering media and entertainment stocks, including digital innovation and expansion into the China market. He previously served as a research analyst at SG Cowen, Prudential Securities, UBS Investment Bank and Kidder Peabody.

Marsh was also co-founder of Hanover Square Capital Management LLC, an equity fund focused on the consumer and media sectors.

“James is a superstar addition to our team who brings a deep understanding of our company and industry to his position, and he is highly respected by shareholders and analysts alike,” said Barge. “We believe that he will be an exceptionally effective and articulate spokesman for Lionsgate’s strategy, performance and unique value proposition as we continue to grow our business around the world.”

Marsh is joining Lionsgate five weeks after the studio disclosed that it was re-starting talks to acquire Starz a year after making an investment in the premium cable network. The studio is opening the “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” the third film in the Shailene Woodley’s franchise, on Friday.

Its shares have declined from the $30 range this year over disappointing earnings as the final “Hunger Games” movie fell short of projected box office performance. The stock has been trading in the $22 range recently.

“I’m thrilled to join the Lionsgate team who I’ve known for nearly 10 years,” said Marsh. “Lionsgate is distinguished by superb management, an entrepreneurial culture and a track record of innovation, and they are one of the top content companies in the world. They have a great history of disrupting the industry on many fronts, and I look forward to helping communicate the Lionsgate story to the Street and its numerous constituencies.”

More Film

  • Laura Linney Cast in Viggo Mortensen

    Laura Linney Joins Viggo Mortensen's Family Drama 'Falling'

    Laura Linney, Hannah Gross, and Terry Chen have joined the cast of Viggo Mortensen’s family drama “Falling.” The movie will be Mortensen’s directorial debut. He’s also producing, wrote the screenplay, and is playing one of the two leading roles in a story about a son’s relationship with his aging father. Production is currently underway in Toronto. [...]

  • Maya Erskine-Jack Quaid Romcom 'Plus One'

    Maya Erskine-Jack Quaid Rom-Com 'Plus One' Sells Ahead of Tribeca Premiere

    Romantic comedy “Plus One,” starring Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid, has sold to RLJE Films in a pre-emptive deal for low seven figures ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Plus One” is written and directed by Jeff Chan (“Adam Ruins Everything”) and Andrew Rhymer (Pregame). The film also stars Ed Begley, [...]

  • Alan Horn Disney

    Walt Disney Studios Leaders Say Fox Deal Represents 'Exciting New Chapter'

    Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and President Alan Bergman are asking Fox staffers to be patient while the company begins the complicate work of integrating the two motion picture teams. Both men were on Fox’s Century City lot for meetings with executives. In a memo, Bergman and Horn said they would try to be [...]


    Doha Film Institute's Qumra Wraps, Bolstering Status as Top Arab Cinema Event

    The Doha Film Institute’s unique Qumra workshop wrapped its fifth edition on Wednesday following six days of masterclasses, labs and mentoring sessions that bolstered the DFI’s status as the prime entity fostering Arab filmmaking and connecting directors from most of the region with the rest of the world.  Programmers from Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin and [...]

  • Tribeca Film Festival'Venus in Fur' film

    Tribeca Film Institute Honors 14 Films with Grants in Tribeca All Access Program

    The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the 14 films to be honored with grants at the 16th annual Tribeca All Access program, which amplifies stories from underrepresented voices. Seven films and seven documentaries will earn grants from the program to aid their productions, many of them having not received previous funding. The filmmakers will attend [...]

  • Black Panther Movie

    Global Box Office Flat in 2018, Netflix and Subscription Services Rise in Popularity

    The domestic box office rebounded in 2018 in a recovery fueled by blockbusters such as “Black Panther” and “Incredibles 2.” Ticket sales in the U.S. climbed 7% to top out at a record $11.9 billion, according to a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). That helped off-set declines in overseas markets [...]

  • Variety Massive Entertainment Marketing Summit

    Showbiz Marketers Look to Netflix's Data Expertise as They Build Their Own Campaigns

    Netflix’s ability to profit from its secret sauce of granular consumer data has made it the envy of Hollywood. Now, with Disney, Warner Media and others prepping their own ambitious services to challenge the streaming insurgents, entertainment marketers will face more competitive pressures than ever. But at the same time, new marketing tools are emerging [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content