Goldsmith [pictured] joins co-COO Steve Beeks and will report to CEO Jon Feltheimer on corporate management issues and continue to work closely with vice chairman Michael Burns and general counsel Wayne Levin on merger and acquisitions activities and capital structure.

Goldsmith played a key role in Lionsgate’s recent $800m revolving credit facility as well as the studio’s October 2011 secondary equity offering and its two high-yield debt offerings.

He was instrumental in the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the August 2011 sale of Canadian distributor Maple Pictures to Alliance Films and the February 2009 acquisition of TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com. 

“Brian played a leadership role in many of the initiatives that made 2012 a transformative year for us,” Feltheimer and Burns said. “His management of our channel partnerships, digital platforms and joint ventures will be a key ingredient of our continued growth.

“He will also continue to help set in place a capital structure that supports our profitable long-term growth while reducing debt and interest expense.”

Prior to the promotion Goldsmith served as evp of corporate development and strategy since September 2008. Before that he was COO and CFO of Mandate Pictures and its predecessor company Senator International, He joined joining Lionsgate after its September 2007 acquisition of Mandate. 

Before that he worked as a financial analyst and strategic planner at Sony Pictures.