Sandra Stern
United States

Lionsgate Television



The veteran exec served as chief operating officer of television at Lionsgate for a decade before ascending to president of Lionsgate Television Group in 2015, instrumental in the 2016 acquisition of Starz. Shows that have bloomed under her watch include “Mad Men” for AMC, “Nurse Jackie” for Showtime” and “Orange Is the New Black” at Netflix. Looking forward, Lionsgate TV has the drama “Zoey‘s Extraordinary Playlist” for NBC, videogame-focused sitcom “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” for Apple and 10-episode rom-com “Love Life” for HBO Max, as well as “Power Book II: Ghost” and “Dangerous Liaisons” for its own Starz cable network. Stern also played a key role in Lionsgate’s majority investment in 3 Arts Entertainment and shepherded the studio’s partnership with BBC Studios on original programming. 


  • Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
  • Lionsgate Television
  • UCLA School of Law


  • Brooklyn College (NY, USA)
  • City University of New York (NY, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Sandra Stern Promoted to Lionsgate TV Group President

Sandra Stern Promoted to Lionsgate TV Group President

Sandra Stern has been promoted to president of Lionsgate TV Group.The move reflects the growth of television operations at Lionsgate, where Stern has been chief operating officer of TV since 2005, working alongside Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate TV Group. Stern oversees all business and legal affairs for the TV studio, and is tasked with strategic planning of distribution options for programming in the multiplatform arena. She reports to Beggs.Stern is a longtime associate of Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, having...


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