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12th May 2014

Lionsgate Chairman Kevin Beggs To Present Opening Keynote

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today proudly announced that Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, will present the Opening Keynote at the 35th BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  Beggs will be interviewed by broadcast legend Dan Rather, who is also attending BANFF to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Beggs will speak about Lionsgate’s impressive television content production slate, innovative business models and role as an industry game changer.

Lionsgate is being honored as this year’s esteemed Company of Distinction, and the Company’s executives, producers, and talent will be featured throughout the four-day Festival.  Each year the Company of Distinction program allows BANFF to pay homage to a company demonstrating significant leadership in the world of screen-based entertainment.

Under the leadership of Beggs and his team, Lionsgate’s television operations have grown to encompass 34 shows on 22 different networks, including such iconic brands as Mad MenWeeds and Nurse Jackie and emerging hits such as Anger ManagementNashville and Orange is the New Black. The continuing growth of Lionsgate’s television business has been fueled by diversification into TV series built around the company’s unique 10+90 model, original content for digital platforms, selective forays into broadcast network series, and a growing presence in nonfiction programming.

“BANFF is internationally recognized as the leading global content creation and monetization market, so to have such a significant partnership is a tremendous honour for me and the entire Lionsgate team,” said Beggs. “It has been a privilege to grow our television business for the past 15 years within the innovative business model and entrepreneurial culture established by our CEO Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns.  The diverse organization we’ve built will be on display throughout this year’s Banff Festival.  It is also a great honour to be interviewed by Dan Rather, and I am grateful for the opportunity to sit down with a legend.”

“We are proud to feature Lionsgate as our 2014 Company of Distinction, and very excited that Kevin Beggs will deliver the Opening Keynote,” said Ferne Cohen, Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival. “Lionsgate is an innovative and game-changing Company, and the strides that the Lionsgate Television Group has made under Kevin’s leadership have been exemplary.  We know that our delegates will be very enthusiastic to hear firsthand how Lionsgate has been able to achieve success in this constantly evolving media landscape.”

For more information about The Banff World Media Festival, please visit the website or find the Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

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