Kevin Beggs promoted to chairman, Lionsgate Television Group
Mr. Beggs will continue to oversee development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms worldwide. Mr. Beggs joined Lionsgate in 1998. He holds leadership roles in several industry organizations and charities, serving on the Board and Executive Committees of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Los Angeles Paley Center for Media and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), which he served as Chairman for three years.
He also serves on the Board of the Banff World Media Festival and the Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS). In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of TVGN (TV Guide Network), Lionsgate's 50/50 partnership with CBS Corporation, and EPIX, Lionsgate's channel venture with Viacom and MGM. Mr. Beggs will receive Operation Smile's John Connor Humanitarian Award later this month. ■