Lionsgate Hires Joanna Massey as VP Communications

Massey comes to the indie studio from UPN and the Hub Network.

Lionsgate has hired longtime publicity veteran Joanna Massey to serve as its vp corporate communications and investors relations.

Massey is boarding the indie studio after most recently working at the Hub Network, a joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro, and completing earlier publicity stints at UPN, CBS and Fleishman-Hillard. She fills the newly created position as Lionsgate becomes an increasingly global content player diversifying away from theatrical movies.

Massey will report to Lionsgate senior vp investor relations and executive communications Peter Wilkes and Julie Fontaine, executive vp worldwide publicity for the Motion Picture group.

"Joanna has earned a reputation as an experienced communications executive for major entertainment companies, an innovative media strategist and a skilled spokesperson with strong industry relationships," Wilkes said in a statement.

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