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Kevin Beggs

Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate

Kevin Beggs, a 16-year veteran of Lionsgate, is Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming for broadcast, cable, and digital platforms worldwide. He has spearheaded the strategic expansion of the Company’s television production activities and has become one of the key executives managing Lionsgate’s 50/50 partnership with CBS in TVGN (the TV Guide Network) and its partnership with Viacom and MGM in the premium entertainment channel EPIX.

Mr. Beggs joined Lionsgate in 1998 and has guided the Television Group’s growth from $8 million in revenue in 2000 to nearly $500 million this year. Under his leadership, Lionsgate Television has become a leading supplier of programming with 34 series on 22 different networks, including the iconic multiple Emmy and Golden Globe-winning AMC series Mad Men, now in its seventh season, the critically-acclaimed series Nurse Jackie, currently in its sixth season on Showtime, and the breakthrough hit Orange is the New Black, now in its second season on Netflix.

In addition to its leadership in creating original programming for cable networks and its recent diversification into broadcast network series (the drama Nashville has just been renewed for its third season on ABC), Lionsgate has established a reputation as an industry innovator with its pioneering 10/90 model (the Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management is nearing completion of its first 100-episode order and enters syndication this fall, and the Kelsey Grammer/Martin Lawrence sitcom Partners debuts on FX in August) and its original programming for emerging digital networks (the critically-acclaimed Orange is the New Black was renewed for a third season on Netflix ahead of its second season launch and Deadbeat has been picked up for a second season on Hulu).

Lionsgate is also producing the NBC miniseries Rosemary’s Baby, starring Zoe Saldana, the History miniseries Houdini, starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody, the first series from its South Shore television partnership with Televisa, the drama Chasing Life, which debuts on ABC Family June 10, the new drama series Manhattan, which premieres on WGN America on July 27, E!’s first original scripted series The Royals and the Syfy limited series Ascension from the Company’s Canadian Sea to Sky partnership.

During Mr. Beggs’ tenure, he has also been responsible for six seasons of USA Network’s hit drama series The Dead Zone, two seasons of the acclaimed Starz drama series Boss starring Kelsey Grammer and eight seasons of the hit Showtime comedy Weeds starring Mary-Louise Parker.

Mr. Beggs is the recent recipient of Operation Smile’s John Connor Humanitarian Award and The Help Group’s Teddy Bear Humanitarian Award, and he will receive Broadcasting & Cable’s 2014 Content Innovation Award in June. He has served on the Board and Executive Committees of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Los Angeles Paley Center for Media and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), for which he served as Chairman for three years.

In addition, he serves on the Board of the Zimmer Children’s Museum, the Banff World Media Festival, the Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) and the charity My Friend’s Place. He is a member of the Board of Directors of TVGN (TV Guide Network) as well as a board member of EPIX. He previously served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Born in the San Francisco Bay area, Mr. Beggs was raised in Marin County, Oakland, and later Washington State. In 1989, he graduated with College Honors from UC Santa Cruz where he double-majored in Politics and Theater Arts. Kevin and his wife, Dianna, live in Los Angeles with their two children, Katherine and Breydon.

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