Lionsgate recruits general counsel

Jun 12, 2018
Corii Berg previously worked with Sony Pictures

Lionsgate, the US movie and television studio, has recruited Corii Berg as general counsel.

Berg started work at the company yesterday. He now serves as senior legal and business affairs executive and will sit on the company’s executive management committee and senior decision-making team. He reports to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer and will work closely with vice chair Michael Burns, COO Brian Goldsmith and CFO Jimmy Barge.

Berg will be involved in all M&A activities, strategic investments and partnerships, initiatives related to the company’s capital structure and corporate financings, and the continued growth of Lionsgate’s content platform. He replaces Wayne Levin, who resigned as Lionsgate’s general counsel and chief strategic officer in November for health and personal reasons, a spokesperson says.

He is a 20-year Sony Pictures veteran, having served most recently from 2009 to 2018 as senior executive vice president and head of worldwide business affairs for Sony Pictures Television production.

Before that, he was Sony Pictures executive vice president and deputy general counsel for corporate and distribution from 2004 to 2009, with legal oversight of all corporate operations, M&A initiatives, strategic investments, television distribution, global television channel operations, and film and other financings.

‘Corii is an experienced, forward-looking strategist who brings to Lionsgate a wealth of major studio legal experience, deep knowledge of the television space and a strong track record helping launch new content platforms worldwide,’ Feltheimer and Burns say in a statement.

‘I’m thrilled to join one of the most innovative and visionary companies in the business and to become part of its exceptional executive and legal team,’ Berg says in the announcement.

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