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Jon Feltheimer (born September 2, 1951) is the Chief Executive Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment and has held that position since 2000. Feltheimer has led Lionsgate to grow into the leading Canadian independent filmed entertainment studio.

Jon Feltheimer
Born (1951-09-02) September 2, 1951 (age 68)
Brooklyn, New York
NationalityUnited States
Alma materWashington University in St. Louis
OccupationMedia executive
Known forCEO of Lions Gate Entertainment
Spouse(s)Laurie Demarest
ChildrenJillian, 27; Maya, 19; Jack, 18; Chase, 13


Feltheimer received a BA in economics with honors from Washington University in St. Louis.[1] He helped engineer the creation of TriStar Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment where he became the head of the Columbia TriStar Television Group and executive vice president of Sony Pictures Entertainment.[1] At SPE he presided over the development of Mad About You, The Nanny, Dawson's Creek, Party of Five, and The King of Queens.[1] In 2000, he joined Lions Gate Entertainment where he served as CEO.[1][2] Under his guidance, Lionsgate received 25 Academy Award nominations and seven Oscar wins including for Crash (film), the Best Picture of 2006.[1] Lionsgate's television network, which operates 12 channels, is known for its hit TV series, Weeds.[1] Lions gate recently announced that they will be extending Jon Felrheimer's contract until 2023.

Feltheimer also served as an advisor of ZeniMax Media[3][4] and a member of Telltale Games board of directors.[5]

Philanthropy and awardsEdit

In April 2016, Feltheimer was awarded the Wiesenthal Center's highest honor, the Humanitarian Award.[6] He and his wife are supporters of Kehillat Israel.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Feltheimer is married to Laurie Demarest;[8] and has 4 children. He and his wife are members of Kehillat Israel, a reconstructionist congregation in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Washington University in St. Louis: "Alumni Honored at Founders Day 2006" Spring 2007
  2. ^ "Jon Feltheimer named Vice Chairman and CEO of Lions Gate Entertainment". PR Newswire. Cision. March 21, 2000. Archived from the original on May 19, 2000. Retrieved July 25, 2019 – via
  3. ^ "Jon Feltheimer". ZeniMax Media. Archived from the original on October 9, 2006. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Lions Gate Entertainment". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Futter, Mike (February 24, 2015). "Lionsgate Makes 'Significant Investment' In Telltale Games". Game Informer. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Wiesenthal Center: "Wiesenthal Center Bestows Highest Honor on Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer at 2016 National Tribute Dinner" April 19, 2016
  7. ^ Kehillat Israel donors retrieved November 25, 2016
  8. ^ Bakersfield Californian: "Obituary - Tressie L. Demarest" February 12, 2004
  9. ^ "kinews Volume 61, Issue 4" (PDF). Kehillat Israel. Dec 2011. p. 7.

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