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Nathan Kahane has been named president of the Motion Picture Proup for Lionsgate. The producer of Juno and Blockers co-founded Good Universe with Joe Drake who is chairman of the Motion Picture Group. Lionsgate had acquired Good Universe last year.
Other moves includes Good Universe’s Erin Westerman coming in as executive VP of production. Lionsgate has been in the throes of changes with the motion picture division for some time when Erik Feig and Patrick Wachsberger exited the ranks. That followed Rob Friedman’s exit from the Motion Picture unit in August. Both Wachsberger and Friedman had come into Lionsgate about six years earlier after Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment.
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Feig has since been raising money to launch a new company focused on youth-oriented entertainment properties, one that may include Lionsgate as an investor. Wachsberger said he will build another business while Friedman took a post as Chairman/CEO of Donald Tang’s new venture now named Global Road Entertainment.
Lionsgate said today in announcing the changes that the new execs “are part of a realignment of the Company’s motion picture business under its new leadership team.”
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Kahane is also the former President of Mandate Pictures and has served as an executive producer on over 30 films. He is widely regarded as one of the most filmmaker-friendly executives in the industry with longtime talent relationships with comedy superstars Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of Point Grey Pictures (Flarsky, Neighbors,...
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