Lionsgate has inked a brand new long-term contract extension for Helen Lee-Kim as president, worldwide within the Lionsgate Movement Image Group.
Since rejoining the Hollywood studio in late 2017 as a longtime lieutenant to Lionsgate Movement Image Group chair Joe Drake, Lee-Kim has generated almost $1 billion in gross sales and can proceed to move the worldwide licensing of Lionsgate’s first-run films and deal with gross sales to increasing multi-platform and world direct-to-streaming enterprise.
“Helen is a famous person whose success in rising the John Wick and Noticed franchises worldwide is simply the newest instance of her skill to develop the studio’s stature as a high provider of premium first-run movies,” Drake stated in a press release on Thursday.
Lee-Kim and her crew noticed John Wick: Chapter 4 generate a franchise-best $440 million on the world field workplace, together with almost $253 million on the worldwide field workplace. She additionally closed offers with worldwide patrons for The Starvation Video games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes and the John Wick motion spinoff Ballerina.
Lionsgate additionally lauded latest different distribution methods for tentpoles with multi-platform and world direct-to-streaming releases that despatched Shotgun Marriage ceremony to Amazon, Love at First Sight to Netflix and Pet Love to Amazon/Freevee, at the same time as theatrical stays the spine of the studio’s film launch technique.
The contract extension for Lee-Kim follows new long-term agreements for Worldwide Movement Image Group COO Michael Meyer and govt vp of worldwide advertising and marketing Brent Jack.
Lee-Kim earlier was president of Worldwide at Lionsgate from 2007 to 2012, and he or she additionally labored with Drake and Lionsgate Movement Image Group president Nathan Kahane at Good Universe and Mandate Footage. After Lionsgate purchased Mandate, Lee-Kim dealt with worldwide gross sales on The Starvation Video games and the Noticed franchise, amongst different titles.