Jon Feltheimer
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United States
2019

Lionsgate

Jon
Feltheimer

CEO

Feltheimer has been at the Lionsgate helm since March 2000, longer than any of his studio peers. But now the CEO is at a crossroads as he grapples with a prolonged stock slump amid questions about his strategic path. The company rebuffed a reported $40-per-share takeover offer from Hasbro in February 2018, only to see its stock fall below $10. Lionsgate is seen as a takeover target once again after word surfaced that CBS offered to buy Starz, which Lionsgate had bought for $4.4 billion in 2016. The company sold its 50 percent interest in Pop TV to CBS in March and in September announced plans to build a $100 million studio complex outside of NYC. For now, Lionsgate is focusing on film and TV production, boasting a cinema hit with “John Wick 3” and 80 TV projects in development.

Career

  • New World Pictures
  • Lionsgate
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment

Education

  • Washington University in Saint Louis (MO, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer Sees Compensation Fall 54% to $6.6 Million

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer Sees Compensation Fall 54% to $6.6 Million

Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer received $6.6 million in compensation for the fiscal year ended March 31, down 54% from the $14.4 million from the previous year.The figure was disclosed Friday as part of the company's proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its annual meeting on Sept. 10 in Vancouver.Feltheimer’s package includes $1.5 million salary, $3.09 million in bonuses, $1.86 million in option awards and $165,547 in other compensation -- including $38,809 in club membership...

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