Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Promotes Erik Feig

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Promotes Erik Feig

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The production chief becomes co-president of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group and has signed a new long-term contract.

Feig moved over with Motion Picture Group co-chairmen Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman two years ago when Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment.

He oversees development and production on both Lionsgate and Summit films and since his tenure began 11 years ago at Summit he has overseen a production slate that has generated more than $8bn worldwide, $2.3bn of which came in 2013.

He will continue to work with and report to Friedman and Wachsberger and will work closely with co-president and co-COO Steve Beeks on business operations at the Motion Picture Group.

"Erik has assembled a tremendous production slate over the past two years, and he will be a critical, innovative and disruptive part of our future as we continue to evolve as a next generation global content leader," said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. …

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