Lionsgate Promotes Erik Feig to Motion Picture Group Co-President

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Erik Feig

The exec also inked a new long-term agreement two years after the mini-studio acquired Summit Entertainment.

TORONTO – Erik Feig has received a promotion at Lionsgate.

The executive, who also inked a new long-term contact with the mini-studio, has been upped to co-president of Lionsgate's motion picture group.

The move follows Lionsgate generating more than $2.3 billion at the global box office in 2013.

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Feig joins Steve Beeks in overseeing feature film development and production for the Lionsgate and Summit movie labels.

He will continue to report to motion picture group co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.

"Erik has assembled a tremendous production slate over the past two years, and he will be a critical, innovative and disruptive part of our future as we continue to evolve as a next-generation global content leader," said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer in a statement Tuesday.

Feig headed up production at Summit Entertainment for 11 years before joining Lionsgate in 2012.

His film credits include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the Twilight franchise, Now You See Me, Warm Bodies and the Oscar winner The Hurt Locker.

Movies in the Lionsgate pipeline include Divergent, the next two installments of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay parts 1 and 2, and the action comedy Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp.

"It has been a thrilling ride since Lionsgate first acquired Summit just over two years ago, and I have loved every minute of it," said Feig in his own statement.