Jon Feltheimer
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United States




As rumors swirled that Lionsgate was a prime target for acquisition, Feltheimer fattened up the studio’s already rich 17,000-title film and TV library, cutting a deal to acquire a 20% stake in Spyglass Media Group in July 2021 as well as some 200 titles from its catalog, which includes reality competition series “Project Runway.” Then in November, the company announced it was turning a profit again per its latest fiscal earnings and that the board had given management permission to explore spinning off or selling Starz, which Lionsgate acquired in 2016 for $4.4 billion. Starz and its international platform Starzplay have seen recent success in the SVOD market, with Lionsgate’s latest quarter showing a 40% year-over-over jump in subscribers for the services, adding further heft to a reported $2.9 billion market cap.


  • New World Pictures
  • Lionsgate
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment


  • Washington University in Saint Louis (MO, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Lionsgate Extends CEO Jon Feltheimer's Contract

Lionsgate Extends CEO Jon Feltheimer's Contract

Lionsgate has extended the contract of longtime chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer three months, now expiring on Aug. 21, 2023, with options to push it into 2024 or 2025.Feltheimer has been CEO of the entertainment conglomerate since 2000, teaming with vice chairman Michael Burns during the subsequent two decades. He will turn 69 in September.His contract was previously set to expire on May 22, 2023. It can now be extended to either Aug. 21, 2024 or Aug. 21, 2025. The company...


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