Laura Kennedy has been promoted to COO of the Lionsgate Television Group, after having served as the company’s executive VP of TV operations and corporate development.
In her new position, Kennedy will head up the operations, strategy and planning of the company’s television division. She will continue to direct all M&A activity related to Lionsgate’s television operations. Kennedy is a ten-year veteran of Lionsgate and a member of the company’s senior management team. Her new post sees her reporting to Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs.
“Laura has been instrumental in helping us rapidly grow and diversify our television business,” said Beggs. “She has a great understanding of where the industry is headed, coupled with the ability to plan the acquisitions and internal growth that will enable us to execute our strategic vision. We expect her to play a valuable role in continuing to build Lionsgate Television into a global content powerhouse.”
“Laura is one of the star executives who will play a key role in moving our company forward,” added Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “With the recent integration of Starz and our growing investment in new content, our opportunities to continue scaling our television platform are greater than ever. Laura’s strategic grasp, financial acumen and deal-making ability will be an important part of that process.”