Veteran Syndication Executive Tapped to Run Lionsgate’s TV Distribution Unit

Jan 20, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A veteran syndication executive has been named to the post of president of Lionsgate’s worldwide TV distribution and digital operations.

It’s Jim Packer of MGM, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog. The move comes as Lionsgate is seeking to ramp up its television activities, the article notes. Packer’s role is a new one at the company, and he will report to Lionsgate President Steve Beeks.

Packer’s charge will be to more aggressively sell Lionsgate programs in domestic and international markets, and he is expected to work with Lionsgate’s chief of TV programming, Kevin Beggs, when selling internationally, the story notes.

The studio’s shows include such Emmy-winning cable programs as "Mad Men," "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie," the article adds.

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