During his 30-year entertainment industry career, Jon Feltheimer has held leadership positions at Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Entertainment and New World Entertainment and has been responsible for tens of thousands of hours of television programming and hundreds of films, including the global blockbuster Hunger Games and John Wick franchises, multiple Academy Award® winners La La Land, Crash, Monster’s Ball and Precious and critically-acclaimed hitssuch as Knives Out, Wonder and Fahrenheit 9/11.
During Mr. Feltheimer’s 20-year tenure as CEO of Lionsgate, the Company has evolved into a next generation global content leader noted for its innovation, and its revenue has increased more than 15 times over. In December 2016, Lionsgate acquired the premium pay television network Starz in the biggest transaction in the Company’s history, and it recently formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership with talent management and production company 3 Arts Entertainment.
Lionsgate’s success has been driven by a nearly 17,000-title library, a slate of more than 40 feature films annually and one of the largest independent television businesses in the world, including the ground-breaking hits Orange is the New Black, Mad Men, Weeds and Nashville.
Before joining Lionsgate, Mr. Feltheimer spent nine years at Sony Pictures Entertainment as head of the Columbia TriStar Television Group, shepherding a string of hit TV shows and leading the television group’s launch of nearly 30 branded channels around the world. While at Sony, he orchestrated the Company’s 1997 acquisition of Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo Group in partnership with Liberty Media and Apollo Management.
He received MIPCOM’s prestigious “Personality of The Year” Award in October 2010, was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame in October 2012, received NATPE’s coveted 2014 Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the Producer’s Guild of America Milestone Award in January 2015 and the Simon Wiesenthal Center Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2016. He serves on the Board of Directors of media giant Televisa, the Advisory Council of YouTube and the Board of Trustees of Washington University.