Michael R. Burns is the Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of Lionsgate, a global entertainment company with extensive motion picture and television operations, serving in this role since 2000. Mr. Burns has played an integral role in building Lionsgate into a multibillion-dollar diversified global content platform with a reputation for innovation. He also helped spearhead Lionsgate’s acquisition of Starz, the biggest deal in the company’s history. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Burns was the Managing Director and Head of the Los Angeles Investment Banking Office of Prudential Securities Inc.
Mr. Burns brings to the Board extensive experience in developing and distributing award-winning original content, as well as strong expertise in strategic growth, financial management and integrated storytelling.
- Extensive knowledge and experience in content development and brand building, including in the use of creative storytelling and immersive entertainment across platforms to build global entertainment franchises, including The Hunger Games and John Wick film franchises.
- Significant experience in the entertainment industry, including operating and financial expertise in motion picture and television development, production, financing, marketing, distribution and monetization.
- Expertise in strategic planning, investing and content building in media and entertainment-driven multi-platform businesses.
- Investment banking, corporate finance and international business experience.
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