Laura Kennedy

Lionsgate names TV COO

Laura Kennedy has been upped to COO of Lionsgate’s television division, putting her in charge of M&A, strategy and planning at the independent studio’s TV arm. Kennedy is a ten-year veteran at Lionsgate, the Liberty Global-backed studio that recently bought premium cabler Starz. She has been upped from executive VP and fills a role that […]

Lionsgate hires Jaunt exec as OTT chief

US studio Lionsgate is pushing further into over-the-top distribution with the hire of a senior business executive from VR specialist Jaunt. Julie Uhrman (pictured) has joined to become the first executive VP and general manager of Lionsgate Over-The-Top Ventures. This role will see her spearheading strategy, rollout and growth of Lionsgate’s streaming activities, which currently […]