Jon Feltheimer
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United States


CEO, Lionsgate

Feltheimer has greatly broadened Lionsgate’s reach during his nearly 20-year tenure as CEO of the first independent studio in decades to achieve Hollywood major status. He arrived at the company in 2000 after a nine-year run heading television for Sony Pictures Entertainment. He brought the company with Canadian roots into the TV business in time to have a sizable operation well positioned to capitalize on the booming global demand for high-end TV content, with such hits as “Mad Men,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Dear White People” and “Nashville.” In 2016, Lionsgate completed its largest acquisition to date — with the pay-TV group Starz — at $4.4 billion. Most recently, the studio has taken a majority stake in the management-production firm 
3 Arts Entertainment.


  • Sony Pictures Entertainment


  • Washington University in Saint Louis (MO, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Lionsgate's Jon Feltheimer Offers Bullish Outlook

Lionsgate's Jon Feltheimer Offers Bullish Outlook

Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer has told shareholders the entertainment company will continue to thrive due to its ability to reach targeted audiences."From our beginnings as a small independent studio, we’ve asked ourselves every day how we can best continue to grow and compete effectively in a world where so many around us have such enormous scale," he said Tuesday. "And the answer is that we’re committed to our own approach, playing our own game, and continuing to apply...


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