Jon Feltheimer Chief Executive Officer
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 franchise and Academy Award winners Crash, Monster’s Ball and Precious.
Mr. Feltheimer was named Chief Executive Officer of Lionsgate in March 2000 and, during his tenure, the Company has evolved into a next generation global content leader noted for its innovation. Lionsgate’s market capitalization has grown from $80 million in 2000 to more than $3 billion today, and its revenue has increased more than 15 times over.
Lionsgate’s success has been driven by a 16,000-title library, a feature film slate that has generated an average of nearly $2 billion at the global box office each of the past four years and a television business that encompasses nearly 80 shows on 40 different networks. Lionsgate’s television roster includes the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, multiple Emmy Award winner Mad Men, the hit drama The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.
Before joining Lionsgate, Mr. Feltheimer spent nine years at Sony Pictures Entertainment as head of the Columbia TriStar Television Group, shepherding the launch of hit TV shows such as Mad About You, Party of Five and The King of Queens as well as leading the television group's evolution into an international powerhouse that launched nearly 30 branded channels around the world.
Mr. Feltheimer 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 and the Producer’s Guild of America Milestone Award in January 2015. He has been named one of “America’s Most Inspiring CEO’s” by Esquire Magazine, and was the recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award.