The appointment follows Lionsgate’s acquisition of Summit Entertainment.
Following Lionsgate’s acquisition of Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group has named Erik Feig president, production. He will report directly to LMPG co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, his former bosses at Summit where he was president of worldwide production and acquisitions.
Feig will oversee all aspects of development and production of films from the Lionsgate and Summit labels, working closely with Jason Constantine, who is president of acquisitions and co-productions for Lionsgate, on co-production and acquisitions intended for theatrical release.
“Erik has been instrumental to Summit’s success over the past decade and we look forward to continuing our relationship with him in this new chapter,” said Friedman and Wachsberger in a joint statement. “With his incredible eye for films with global appeal and his ever growing list of accomplishments, we are fortunate to have such a talented individual working on our team.”
At Summit, Feig was famously responsible for bringing in The Twilight Saga when it was put into turnaround by Paramount and MTV Films. He oversaw titles including Red, Knowing and Source Code and worked on acquisitions including Oscar winner The Hurt Locker.