Nathan Kahane
John Russo
United States
2018

Lionsgate

Nathan
Kahane

President, Motion Picture Group

Kahane was named president of Lionsgate’s motion picture group in 2018, a move that reunites him and Joe Drake, with whom he co-founded Good Universe, the production company behind “Blockers” and “The House.” Drake had been with Lionsgate for years, leaving in 2012 to start his own shop, then returned to the studio in October to become chairman of the motion picture group. Kahane began his entertainment career in the agent training program at ICM. Before he co-founded Good Universe, he worked in and co-founded a slew of film companies, beginning with the WB-based Canton Company, where he co-led the development and production slate. He later served as executive VP of motion pictures at Senator International, heading feature development and acquisition.

Career

  • JUNO
  • DRAG ME TO HELL
  • THE GRUDGE

Education

  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Lionsgate Taps Nathan Kahane as Motion Picture Group President (EXCLUSIVE)

Lionsgate Taps Nathan Kahane as Motion Picture Group President (EXCLUSIVE)

Lionsgate is overhauling its motion picture business and instituting a new leadership team.Nathan Kahane has been tapped to become president of the motion picture group at Lionsgate, Variety has learned. The move reunites him with Joe Drake, with whom he co-founded Good Universe, the production company behind "Blockers" and "The House." Drake returned to Lionsgate in October to become the motion picture group chairman. He had been with the studio for years, leaving in 2012 to start his own shop.In...

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