Speaker Biography

Kevin Beggs

TitleChairman of Lionsgate Television Group, Lionsgate
BioKevin Beggs is Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 19-year veteran of the Company and a member of its corporate senior management team, he has spearheaded the strategic expansion of Lionsgate’s television operations into one of the largest independent television businesses in the world. He is also one of the executives managing Lionsgate’s 50/50 partnership with CBS in Pop, sitting on its Board of Directors.

Since joining Lionsgate in 1998, Mr. Beggs has guided the Television Group’s growth into a leading supplier of premium content for streaming, cable and broadcast networks. Lionsgate’s roster of nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks includes: the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black (Netflix); the fan favorite Nashville (CMT/Hulu); the dramedy Casual (Hulu); the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show; the popular drama The Royals (E!); the breakout success Greenleaf (OWN); and the critically-acclaimed Dear White People (Netflix).

He has also been responsible for Lionsgate’s multiple Emmy Award winner Mad Men, eight seasons of Showtime’s hit comedy Weeds, seven seasons of Showtime’s acclaimed Nurse Jackie and six seasons of USA’s Dead Zone.

The Company’s development and production slate includes a number of high-profile properties including The Rook (Starz), The Kingkiller Chronicle (Showtime), Step Up: High Water (YouTube Red), debuting early next year, Get Christie Love! (ABC) and American Lion (HBO).

Mr. Beggs is the recipient of Operation Smile’s John Connor Humanitarian Award, The Help Group’s Teddy Bear Humanitarian Award, and the B&C 2014 Innovation Award. In October, he was inducted into the B&C Hall of Fame. Mr. Beggs has served on the Board and Executive Committees of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the LA Paley Center for Media and NATPE, serving as its Chairman for four years.