Jon Feltheimer

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Jon Feltheimer
Born (1951-09-02) September 2, 1951 (age 66)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality United States
Occupation Media executive
Known for CEO of Lions Gate Entertainment
Spouse(s) Laurie Demarest
Children four

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.[1] 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.[1] At SPE he presided over the development of Mad About You, The Nanny, Dawson's Creek, Party of Five, and The King of Queens.[1] In 2000, he joined Lions Gate Entertainment where he served as CEO.[1] Under his guidance, Lionsgate received 25 Academy Award nominations and seven Oscar wins including for Crash (film), the Best Picture of 2006.[1] Lionsgate's television network, which operates 12 channels, is known for its hit TV series, Weeds.[1] Lions gate recently announced that they will be extending Jon Felrheimer's contract until 2023.

Feltheimer also serves as an advisor of ZeniMax Media,[2][3] and a member of Telltale Games board of directors.[4]

Philanthropy and awards[edit]

In April 2016, Feltheimer was awarded the Wiesenthal Center's highest honor, the Humanitarian Award.[5] He and his wife are supporters of Kehillat Israel.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Feltheimer is married to Laurie Demarest;[7] and has 4 children. He and his wife are members of Kehillat Israel, a reconstructionist congregation in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles.[8]


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