Sean Kisker Promoted at Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group
The 11-year veteran, newly named chief strategy office and general manager, is tasked with growing movie franchises like 'The Hunger Games'
After the latest box office haul for its The Hunger Games franchise, Lionsgate has promoted Sean Kisker to the newly-created post of chief strategy officer and general manager of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
The 11-year veteran will help manage the mini-studio's movie franchises, an effort led by Lionsgate chief marketing officer Tim Palen. Kisker will also continue reporting to Lionsgate co-COO and Motion Picture Group president Steve Beeks.
"Sean’s financial acumen, strategic insight and planning skills have helped provide a foundation for our Motion Picture Group’s evolution into a diversified global operation that releases over 30 films a year on multiple labels and generates more than $2 billion annually at the worldwide box office,” Beeks said a statement Thursday.
Lionsgate is aggressively working to extend its movie franchises into ancillary businesses. That move includes a theatrical experience based on the YA novels and The Hunger Games film franchise to launch in summer 2016 in a purpose-built theater next to Wembley Stadium in London.