September 2, 1951 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Known for||CEO of Lions Gate Entertainment|
Jon Feltheimer (born September 2, 1951) is the Chief Executive Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment and has held that position since 2000. Feltheimer has led Lionsgate to grow into the leading Canadian independent filmed entertainment studio.
Feltheimer received a BA in economics with honors from Washington University in St. Louis. He helped engineer the creation of TriStar Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment where he became the head of the Columbia TriStar Television Group and executive vice president of Sony Pictures Entertainment. At SPE he presided over the development of Mad About You, The Nanny, Dawson's Creek, Party of Five, and The King of Queens. In 2000, he joined Lions Gate Entertainment where he served as CEO. Under his guidance, Lionsgate received 25 Academy Award nominations and seven Oscar wins including for Crash (film), the Best Picture of 2006. Lionsgate's television network, which operates 12 channels, is known for its hit TV series, Weeds. Lions gate recently announced that they will be extending Jon Felrheimer's contract until 2023.
Philanthropy and awards
- Washington University in St. Louis: "Alumni Honored at Founders Day 2006" Spring 2007
- "Jon Feltheimer". ZeniMax Media. Archived from the original on October 9, 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- "Lions Gate Entertainment". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- Wiesenthal Center: "Wiesenthal Center Bestows Highest Honor on Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer at 2016 National Tribute Dinner" April 19, 2016
- Kehillat Israel donors retrieved November 25, 2016
- Bakersfield Californian: "Obituary - Tressie L. Demarest" February 12, 2004
- "kinews Volume 61, Issue 4" (PDF). Kehillat Israel. Dec 2011. p. 7.
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