Lionsgate has promoted Agapy Kapouranis to president of international television and digital distribution, succeeding company veteran Peter Iacono, who has decided to leave the studio to become CEO of TravelCadabra.
Kapouranis joined Lionsgate in 2011 and most recently has been serving as executive VP of worldwide SVOD. In her new post, Kapouranis will report to Lionsgate’s president of worldwide television and digital distribution, Jim Packer
Iacono has been part of the worldwide television and distribution group leadership team for nearly ten years. He has been leading all international distribution, acquisitions, sales and marketing for Lionsgate’s TV and catalog feature slate, serving as president of international television and digital distribution, a post he has held for nine years.
“Having an executive with experience in all forms of global distribution such as Agapy gives Lionsgate an advantage as we continue to navigate a dynamic and fast-changing environment with our growing and evolving portfolio of content,” said Packer. “She is the ideal executive to carry Peter’s leadership of our international team into the future. Peter is a great international sales and marketing executive who has helped lead the charge as we’ve built a robust network of digital and linear relationships around the world. We wish him the very best in his entrepreneurial endeavors.”
Added Iacono, “It’s been a pleasure working with an innovative studio like Lionsgate for going on a decade where I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by one of the best international sales and distribution teams in the business. It is time for a new adventure where I will be CEO of TravelCadabra, an internet travel, entertainment and e-commerce platform launching in early 2019, for which we have been fortunate enough to secure up to $10 million in initial funding. It gives me great pleasure to pass the stewardship of Lionsgate’s brilliant international distribution team to such a talented and dynamic executive as Agapy as I venture on this entrepreneurial path.”
Additionally, Nannette Diacovo has been elevated to executive VP of television legal affairs at Lionsgate.
Diacovo oversees the day-to-day operation of the Lionsgate Television legal affairs department, which she set up upon joining the company in 2013 as senior VP and head of legal affairs. Her duties include drafting and executing deals for scripted series across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. She also manages all development and production legal affairs matters while assisting with corporate TV issues.
“Nan is a legal expert, consummate dealmaker and an integral member of our television group,” said Lionsgate Television Group President Sandra Stern. “She helped build our legal affairs department from the ground up, and we’re very proud to have her lead that team as we continue to grow our business.”