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Lionsgate vice chairman Michael Burns signs new long-term agreement

Staff writer |
Santa Monica, Ca., USA - November 5, 2012, Santa Monica, Ca., USA - Lionsgate, a global entertainment company, announces that vice chairman Michael Burns has signed a new long-term employment agreement extending through October 2017.

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Mr. Burns’ business career began at IBM where he was awarded his classes Performance Leader Award in 1980. During his Wall Street career Mr. Burns formerly passed the Series 3 (commodity futures), 5 (interest rate options), 7 (general securities), 8 (sales supervision), 24 (general securities principal) and 63 (uniform state law) exams and was registered with various state and federal agencies such as the NASD (now FINRA).

He served for nine years as managing director and head of Prudential Securities’ Los Angeles investment banking office and specialized in raising equity within the media and entertainment industry. Prior to joining Prudential, he spent nine years at Shearson/American Express in New York and Los Angeles.

On the entrepreneurial front, Mr. Burns has served as chairman of Ignite Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based entertainment production company, was co-founder of the Hollywood Stock Exchange and serves as chairman of, one of the largest handmade gift and home décor websites in the world.


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