Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Keeps Mum on Senior Executive Reports

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Keeps Mum on Senior Executive Reports

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Patrick Wachsberger, Erik Feig both have about a year remaining on contracts.

Lionsgate has remained silent as speculation continues to swirl over the future of co-chair of the motion picture group Patrick Wachsberger and motion picture group co-president Erik Feig.

A spokesperson for the studio declined to comment on reports that surfaced on Tuesday, echoing frequently heard industry chatter that has gathered momentum ever since the return to the fold last October of Good Universe co-founder Joe Drake to serve as co-chair alongside Wachsberger.

Both Wachsberger and Feig have about a year remaining on their respective contracts.

While it was unclear at time of writing what next steps Wachsberger might take should he depart Lionsgate, he would enjoy many options.

The highly regarded polyglot veteran has a broad skillset that encompasses US distribution and a specialty in international sales and strategy, an arena in which he has consistently excelled and is arguably the best in the business. …

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