Andrew Kramer is stepping down as the COO of Lionsgate’s international film division, TheWrap has learned.
The departure comes as Lionsgate plans a restructuring of the studio, with a direct replacement for the position yet to be announced.
Kramer joined Lionsgate in 2013 after seven years with The Weinstein Company, during which he handled all legal affairs for TWC and Dimension Films’ movie and TV productions.
During his time at Lionsgate, Kramer handled Lionsgate’s overseas marketing, distribution, and acquisitions; and for three of the four years he was at the studio, Lionsgate grossed $1 billion in international box office revenue.
This was in thanks to films like the “Hunger Games” franchise, as well as last year’s Oscar-winning “La La Land” and the ongoing “John Wick” trilogy.
Additional departures are expected at Lionsgate as the restructuring continues, two weeks after Joe Drake was named the new co-chair alongside Patrick Wachsberger.
Drake had previously worked as co-COO at Lionsgate before leaving to found Good Universe, which he will continue to operate under Lionsgate.
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