Lionsgate Relocates Its Sales Operations to London

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading entertainment content provider, has relocated its international sales operations to London, England, the company announced Friday.

As part of the move, the company has already relocated several key international executives, including Motion Picture Group executive VPs of International Sales Wendy Reeds and Crystal Bourbeau, and is in the process of hiring several additional executives for the London office as well.

Lionsgate’s international sales headquarters will be based at the company’s Lionsgate UK offices.

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“The relocation of our international sales headquarters accelerates our evolution into a truly global organization and brings us closer to our overseas markets,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer (pictured above).

“The UK government has been an extremely supportive partner in facilitating a move that positions us to capitalize even more fully on tremendous growth opportunities in the global marketplace.”

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Lionsgate reported record international revenues last year, and the company has recently announced expanded output agreements with Studiocanal and Tele Munchen Group in Germany, Roadshow Pictures in Australia, Nordisk Film in Scandinavia and Belga Films in Benelux as well as a new output arrangement with Leone Film Group in Italy.

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Lionsgate also recently announced an innovative content partnership with The Alibaba Group in China.

The growth of the international marketplace has also been reflected in Lionsgate’s operations in the UK, where Lionsgate UK has achieved two straight banner years of revenue and profitability.

Lionsgate has diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales.

Photo courtesy: Lionsgate

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