Erik Feig Re-Ups With Promotion To Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 10:12am PST

ErikFeigErik Feig now shares the co-president title of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group with Steve Beeks, who continues as co-COO of Lionsgate. The long-term deal, terms of which were not disclosed, comes after the former head of production at Summit helped oversee a film slate that made more than $2.3 billion at the 2013 box office including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Now You See Me. Here’s today’s release:

Lionsgate_newlogo__130418225246-200x107SANTA MONICA, CA, February 25, 2014 – Motion picture executive Erik Feig has been promoted to Co-President of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group and has signed a new long-term agreement, the Company announced today. He oversees all aspects of feature film development and production for the Company’s Lionsgate and Summit film labels.

The Company’s feature film slate generated more than $2.3 billion at the global box office in 2013, led by the second film of Lionsgate’s blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the 10th highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office, and Summit’s sleeper hit Now You See Me, which grossed more than $350 million worldwide.

“Erik has assembled a tremendous production slate over the past two years, and he will be a critical, innovative and disruptive part of our future as we continue to evolve as a next generation global content leader,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.

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Lionsgate Acquires Film Rights To Amor Towles Bestseller ‘Rules Of Civility’

By | Friday October 19, 2012 @ 11:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In the culmination of a courtship that began last spring, Lionsgate has completed a deal to turn the bestselling Amor Towles novel Rules Of Civility into a feature film. The book was published in July 2011 by Viking/Penguin. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group production president Erik Feig spent most of this year pursuing the author, and it finally resulted in a deal. Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility focuses on 25-year-old Katey Kontent and her attempt to rise above the Wall Street secretarial pool into the upper echelons of New York society at the end of the Depression. As much as anything, her challenge is to not lose herself in the romance in Gotham’s high society. Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE: Summit’s Erik Feig To Be Named President Of Production Of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group

By | Thursday February 9, 2012 @ 2:40pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: There’s more movement on the Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate film front now that the two companies have become one. I’ve just learned that Summit Entertainment’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions Erik Feig will be named President Of Production of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. Feig has worked at Summit for the past 11 years. Then 2 years ago Walt Disney Studios boss Rich Ross tried to woo the billions-dollar-franchise Twilight Saga guru away from Summit. But Feig stayed loyal and, besides, he was still under contract and has been a partner at Summit since 2007. As for Lionsgate’s Joe Drake and Alli Sheamur, their positions remain the same for now although I hear that Sheamur is talking to Lionsgate about her future role at the company. “She’ll continue to focus on the movies shes working on,” an insider tells me, “and they’re trying very hard to keep her there.” Read More »

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Summit And ‘Twilight Saga’s Temple Hill Acquire Frankfurt Hit Novel ‘Deadmail’

By | Friday November 11, 2011 @ 10:41am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Summit Entertainment has acquired feature rights to Deadmail, a novel by Laurie Frankel that created a stir at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair. Twilight Saga producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill will produce. The novel is … Read More »

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Scott Speer ‘Steps Up’ To Direct Dance Pic

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Summit Entertainment has set Scott Speer to direct the fourth installment of the Step Up franchise. Like the last one, Step Up 4 will be done in 3D. The new film will be set in the backdrop of Miami. … Read More »

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Verve Makes Agency’s First Dealmaker Promotion With Help Of Summit’s Erik Feig

By | Friday April 1, 2011 @ 3:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Verve, the upstart lit agency hatched by Bryan Besser, Bill Weinstein and Adam Levine in January 2010, today made its first agent promotion from within by giving Rob Herting his dealmaker stripes. They made it memorable, with help from Summit production chief Erik Feig. Read More »

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Summit’s Post-’Twilight’ Chapter To Be Underwritten By Book Adaptations

Mike Fleming

The start of Summit Entertainment’s trajectory began when the mini-major convinced Stephenie Meyer to sell her Twilight Saga book series after she’d been left so frustrated by how Paramount Pictures let it languish. Was it a billion dollar lucky break? … Read More »

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Summit Lands Frankfurt Book Fair Sensation ‘The Night Circus’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Summit Entertainment has acquired world rights to The Night Circus, a first novel by Erin Morgenstern that will be published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in September. The book is the story of two young prodigy illusionists in the 19th Century who are groomed to battle out their fathers’ … Read More »

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