Lionsgate Names Industry Veteran Matt Leonetti Head of Physical Production

He previously spent five years at Sony Pictures, overseeing production of “Jumanji,” “Venom” and upcoming “Charlie’s Angels”

Last Updated: October 25, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

Lionsgate announced on Thursday that it has appointed Matt Leonetti as the film studio’s new head of physical production.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane made the announcement, saying Leonetti will lead all areas of physical production for Lionsgate’s feature film slate including releases from its Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment labels and titles from the company’s Pantelion, Codeblack, Roadside Attractions and Premiere brands.

“Matt is a respected and accomplished physical production executive with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working on a number of exciting and successful films,” Kahane said in a statement. “With his strong track record, great talent relationships and tremendous expertise, he will be a key member of the leadership team moving our Motion Picture Group forward in the years to come.”

Leonetti previously spent five years at Sony Pictures, most recently serving as executive vice president of physical production under Andy Davis. While at Sony, Leonetti oversaw the production of “Jumanji,” “Peter Rabbit,” “Venom” and the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” film.

Prior to Sony, he was head of physical production at Good Universe, where he oversaw hits including “This Is The End,” “Neighbors” and “Last Vegas.” Before joining Good Universe, he was a freelance line producer for eight years, handling films like Lionsgate/Millennium’s “The Expendables” and “The Mechanic.”

“I’m thrilled to join Joe, Nathan, and the rest of the Lionsgate motion picture team,” Leonetti said in a statement. “We have a great opportunity to bring an exciting, star-driven, story-driven slate of films to a global audience, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Upcoming Lionsgate releases include the action thriller “Hunter Killer,” the Taron Egerton-led adventure epic “Robin Hood,” the third installment of the “John Wick” action franchise, the Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron comedy “Flarsky” and Roland Emmerich’s action drama “Midway.”