MUMBAI: Reed MIDEM, has named Lionsgate co-chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer as MIPCOM 2010 Personality of the Year.
Feltheimer is being recognised for his leadership at the helm of Lionsgate and for driving creative productions and developing award-winning TV programs, including Mad Men, which have become global phenomena. Feltheimer will be honored on 5 October during the annual MIPCOM Gala Dinner, which unites the world’s leading executives shaping the global TV and digital entertainment industry.
On 5 October , Feltheimer will share his vision of the future of the entertainment industry with MIPCOM delegates during a keynote address as part of MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind series of presentations.
“MIPCOM is saluting Jon Feltheimer’s distinguished 25-year career of leadership at independent studios Lionsgate and New World, as well as major studio Sony Pictures. We are presenting the 2010 Personality of the Year Award to Mr. Feltheimer for his achievements at Lionsgate in creating global hit TV programming, including Mad Men, which appeals to audiences worldwide. Throughout his career, Jon Feltheimer has been a leading visionary and architect of the TV and film industry, and MIPCOM is delighted to honor him this year,” says Reed MIDEM chief executive officer Paul Zilk.
“I am honored to receive this award from MIPCOM and to be recognised in the company of so many of the pillars of the global entertainment community. We at Lionsgate remain committed to joining the rest of our community in harnessing new business models, new technologies and new markets to bring the work of our creative visionaries to a global audience,” said Feltheimer.
Feltheimer has served as chief executive officer of Lionsgate since March 2000. During his 10-year tenure, he and vice chairman Michael Burns have grown Lionsgate into the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with $1.8 billion in projected revenues this year. Lionsgate manages one of the most prestigious and prolific libraries in the entertainment industry and operates a diverse portfolio of businesses, including a vibrant television operation, an exciting, commercially potent feature film slate and a growing array of domestic and international channel platforms.