Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer to Be Nominated to Televisa Board
Lionsgate and programming powerhouse Televisa have joint ventures in both film and TV.
Mexican media giant Televisa on Thursday announced Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer will be nominated to its board of directors at an April 29 shareholders' meeting.
Lionsgate and Televisa are partners in both film and television. Their joint film venture Pantelion produces and distributes Latino-themed movies. Pantelion released the 2013 hit comedy Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time in the U.S.
Pantelion also handled the U.S. release of the Diego Luna biopic Cesar Chavez.
The two companies work together in television as well. Under a programming and development pact, they create English-language content with Latino flair. They have inked deals with comedians George Lopez and Eugenio Derbez, who starred in and directed Instructions Not Included.
Televisa President Emilio Azcarraga said Feltheimer's "deep expertise" will prove highly valuable to Mexico's leading media outfit.
Lionsgate's revenue has increased more than 15 times over since Feltheimer was named CEO in 2000.