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Charlie Lyons is a producer and financier of major motion pictures, stage, and television. He is the Managing Partner of Holding Pictures, and a Partner in Beacon Communications These enterprises have generated over two billion dollars of film revenues, with libraries of over 30 movies. Holding's films include The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, Open Range, The Guardian, Firewall, Ladder 49, Raising Helen, A Lot Like Love and PU-239. Beacon's library includes The Hurricane, Air Force One, The Family Man, Spy Game, For Love of the Game and Thirteen Days.
Lyons also executive produces and manages the Bring It On franchise for Beacon Communications where he is a partner. Lyons is a presenter of Bring It On: The Musical, which premiered at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and opened its national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in November 2011. The show then toured on the road in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Fayetteville, Dallas, Des Moines, Chicago, St. Louis, Charlotte, Durham, Providence and Toronto. The touring production began previews at the St James Theatre on Broadway in July 2012, before opening a run from August 1, 2012 through December 30, 2012. Bring It On: The Musical is nominated for two 2013 Tony Awards, Best Musical and Best Choreography.
Lyons is also Founder and past Chairman of the Ascent Entertainment Group Inc., a global media enterprise, which was purchased by Liberty Media Group in 2000. Ascent owned and operated Beacon Pictures, On Command Corporation (largest worldwide hotel cable and satellite company), Ascent Network Services (broadcast provider for NBC), the NBA Denver Nuggets and the NHL Colorado Avalanche (1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup Champions). It developed and financed the Pepsi Center, a $200 million sports and entertainment facility in downtown Denver, Colorado, and co-founded Colorado Studios, a Colorado-based production company.
Lyons began his career as a staff aide to Vice President of the United States Nelson A. Rockefeller, and went on to assist the Hon. William D. Rogers in finalizing the Panama Canal Treaty. He has served on corporate and charitable boards, including the NBA, NHL, WNBA, National Jewish Hospital and Gallaudet University.