Lionsgate Revamps Website22 May, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Mini-major’s executives get new headshots, including home entertainment veteran Steve Beeks
Lionsgate has overhauled its website with a new font, color tone and executive headshots, among other changes.
The update comes on the heels of new corporate and theatrical logos unveiled last month at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based Lionsgate initiated the changes — orchestrated by chief of staff Heather Somaini — to better communicate the breadth and depth of its expanding businesses, including home entertainment, to the financial and creative communities associated with the film industry.
Indeed, Lionsgate has grown rapidly in recent years, from a market cap of less than $1 billion in 2011, to $3.5 billion today. Acquisitions over the years included Artisan Entertainment, Trimark, Debmar-Mercury, TV Guide Network, and most recently Summit Entertainment and its Twilight Saga franchise.
Notably, the 2004 acquisition of Artisan included Steve Beeks, who had been president of Lionsgate’s predecessor company since 1998 and helped oversee its biggest release, The Blair Witch Project, in 1999.
Beeks was named president of Lionsgate in 2004, and his title expanded to include co-chief operating officer in 2007. He reports to CEO Jon Feltheimer.