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Lionsgate COO Brian Goldsmith Signs New Long-Term Agreement

Goldsmith is a 15-year veteran at the studio

Brian Goldsmith, a 15-year veteran of Lionsgate and its predecessors, has signed a new long-term agreement to continue as chief operating officer (COO), the company announced Friday.

Goldsmith will remain a member of Lionsgate’s senior decision-making team and executive management committee. He is responsible for a broad range of corporate management issues, M&A activities, strategic partnerships and investments, and initiatives designed to strengthen the company’s capital structure.

Goldsmith helped shepherd Lionsgate’s acquisition of Starz in December 2016, which was the largest deal in Lionsgate’s history. He also played a role in last year’s purchase of the Good Universe production and distribution company and has led business development efforts in China and India. In addition, he helped orchestrate Lionsgate’s acquisition of Summit Entertainment, its partnership with CBS in the Pop network, the launch of Celestial Tiger Entertainment in Asia, and the sale of Lionsgate’s stake in the EPIX channel.

“Brian is a key member of the team that has built our Company into a diversified global content supplier through a combination of organic growth, strategic acquisitions and incubation of new businesses,” said Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer. “He will continue to play a leadership role in deciding how we allocate our resources and deploy our content in today’s dynamic operating environment in order to remain a unique and valuable part of our media ecosystem.”

Goldsmith joined Lionsgate through the Company’s 2007 acquisition of Mandate Pictures, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he worked as a financial analyst and strategic planner at Sony Pictures, beginning his career as a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch. Goldsmith received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.