Jen Hollingsworth has been named COO of the Lionsgate motion picture group, effective immediately.
Hollingsworth will work closely with motion picture group chairman Joe Drake and head the finance department, manage a strategic planning and analysis team, and oversee daily operations as Drake and his cohorts plan to grow the division.
She will also engage in cross-company initiatives designed to maximise Lionsgate’s film assets across the various entertainment platforms.
“Jen is one of the most exceptional and talented motion picture business strategists working in our industry today,” said Drake. “She knows this company inside and out, is skilled, experienced and is the ideal Chief Operating Officer. She has spearheaded many of Lionsgate’s successes within the Motion Picture Group and is the best at understanding the marriage of business opportunities and the creative aspirations of filmmakers. Our Company just got stronger with Jen in this role.”
“I am enormously excited about what is happening within the Motion Picture Group, from the outstanding filmmakers we are partnering with to the innovations we are pioneering with the Lionsgate Data Center,” said Hollingsworth. “Our Data-First Strategy approach and the effective impact it has throughout the company is especially dynamic, and I feel honored and privileged to take on this role at this time with this incredibly talented team.
Hollingsworth previously served as executive vice-president of strategic planning and operations, where she was responsible for worldwide deal analysis, operational management and strategic planning for the film slate across its film labels, including Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment, Good Universe, and Pantelion Films.
She first joined Lionsgate in 2007 as vice-president of finance and business development, when the company acquired Mandate Pictures. She began her entertainment industry career in business development at Sony Pictures Entertainment.