15 MAY 2023

Lionsgate merges its production and acquisitions divisions

Lionsgate announced it has merged its production and acquisitions groups under a single content banner. The new division will be led by Nathan Kahane, President of Motion Picture Group.

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Lionsgate announced it has merged its production and acquisitions groups under a single content banner. The new division will be led by Nathan Kahane, President of Motion Picture Group, while Charlotte Koh and Lauren Bixby will lead acquisitions and co-productions.

In detail, Koh will serve as the Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-productions, with a focus on leading the team for the wide-release theatrical slate. Previously, Koh served as Head of Digital Media and Unscripted for Hello Sunshine, Head of Video for the Huffington Post, Head of Original Productions for GoPro, Head of Originals at Hulu, and most recently, President at Confluential Films.

At the same time, Lauren Bixby has been promoted to senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-productions, and will continue leading the studio’s acquisitions team for multi-platform, streaming titles and the targeted theatrical business. Meanwhile, Erin Westerman continues as President of Production, overseeing development and production of the studio’s home grown titles, reporting to Kahane.

“We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte to the Lionsgate family. Her vast experience in development, production and acquisitions, alongside her extensive relationships throughout the industry, make her uniquely suited for this role and a fantastic addition to the team,”  Nathan Kahane commented.

“She will make a great teammate to Lauren, who has helped stand up an expanding streaming business and whose expertise in creating a slate of multiplatform titles has continued to grow and prove increasingly important and profitable under her leadership. This is an exciting time for the company and I could not ask for a better collaborator and partner than Jason Constantine as we guide the Motion Picture Group,”  Kahane added.

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