Jon Feltheimer

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Jon Feltheimer "was named Chief Executive Officer of Lionsgate in March 2000; his title expanded to include the role of Co-Chairman in June 2005. His blueprint for Lionsgate's growth, combining the flexibility and entrepreneurial culture of an independent with the financial and strategic relationships of a major studio and the structure and consumer focus of a top digital age company, draws upon his 25-year career in the entertainment industry...

"During Mr. Feltheimer’s nine-year tenure as CEO, Lionsgate has increased its revenues from approximately $180 million in 2000 to a projected $1.5 billion this year, grown its market capitalization, built a strong balance sheet supported by significant available cash and a $340 million JPMorgan credit facility, and created a unique and successful business model.

"In addition to the Artisan and Trimark purchases, Lionsgate has continued to grow its business through a series of acquisitions. In October 2005, Lionsgate acquired Redbus Film Distributors (subsequently renamed Lionsgate U.K.), which has expanded the Company’s presence in the international arena. In July 2006, the Company purchased Debmar-Mercury, extending Lionsgate’s reach into television syndication with such syndicated successes as Tyler Perry's “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns,” Paramount’s “South Park,” “Family Feud,” the “Wendy Williams Show,” and E! Entertainment’s “True Hollywood Stories.”...

"Before joining Lionsgate, Mr. Feltheimer spent nine years at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). He engineered the creation of TriStar Television as part of SPE's acquisition of television assets from New World Entertainment Ltd. He was subsequently named head of the Columbia TriStar Television Group, head of Sony Entertainment Television and executive vice president of SPE, leading the television group's evolution into an international powerhouse that launched or partnered in nearly 30 branded channels, regional networks and co-production ventures around the world. While at Sony, Feltheimer's strong creative talent relationships helped lead to such hits as “Mad About You,” “The Nanny,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Party of Five” and “King Of Queens,” and he oversaw the company's distribution business, including the syndication launches of shows as diverse as “Seinfeld” and “Ricki Lake,” as well as managing the Company." [1]

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  1. Management, Lionsgate, accessed November 17, 2010.