Magazine article Variety

Indie Biz Champ among Cineeurope Honorees

Magazine article Variety

Indie Biz Champ among Cineeurope Honorees

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PATRICK WACHSBERGER 1

International Distributor

Wachsberger, outgoing cochairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, has been named as the recipient of the International Distributor of the Year award.

Before joining Lionsgate, Wachsberger served as the co-chairman and president of Summit Entertainment, the company he helped launch in 1993. He helped transform Summit into one of the world's leading independent movie studios, launching the blockbuster "Twilight" franchise, and "The Hurt Locker," Oscar-winner for best picture and director in 2010.

He joined Lionsgate Motion Picture Group in 2012, when the company acquired Summit. As co-chairs, he and Joe Drake oversaw all aspects of Lionsgate's movie acquisition, production and distribution, and he led its movie business overseas. The company's movie slate has generated nearly $10 billion at the global box office over the past five years; its films have included "La La Land," winner of six Oscars, double Oscarwinner "Hacksaw Ridge," and "The Hunger Games," "John Wick" and "Now You See Me" franchises.

OLGA ZINYAKOVA 2

International Exhibitor

Zinyakova, president of Russia's KARO movie theater chain, has been named as the recipient of the International Exhibitor of the Year award. …

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