Brian Goldsmith Named Co-COO of Lionsgate
Brian Goldsmith has been named Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, and will spearhead Lionsgate's corporate development activities, growing platform of channels, and digital initiatives, the Company announced today.
Goldsmith joins co-COO Steve Beeks in reporting to Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer on corporate management issues and will also continue to work closely with Vice Chairman Michael Burns and General Counsel Wayne Levin on M&A activities and initiatives related to the Company's capital structure, including significant corporate and project financings.
Goldsmith played a key role in arranging Lionsgate's recently closed $800 million revolving credit facility as well as the Company's October 2011 secondary equity offering and its two high yield debt offerings. He was instrumental in the Company's January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the August 2011 sale of Canadian distributor Maple Pictures to Alliance Films and the February 2009 acquisition of TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com. He has also played a significant role in overseeing Lionsgate's partnerships with Viacom and MGM in the Epix channel, Sony and