Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Kevin Beggs is Chair of the Lionsgate Television Group and Lionsgate Chief Content Integration Officer, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 24-year veteran of the Company and a member of its corporate senior management team, he has spearheaded the strategic expansion of Lionsgate’s television production operations into one of the largest independent television businesses in the world. Additionally, Beggs helps oversee the Company’s “Lionsgate 360” efforts, the cross-collaborative approach to developing new content from iconic Lionsgate intellectual properties across all of its businesses.
Since joining Lionsgate in 1998, Beggs has guided the Television Group’s growth into a leading supplier of premium content to streaming, cable and broadcast networks. The studio is coming off one of its most successful years with over a dozen new series picked up by networks and eight current series already renewed for additional seasons, adding to a slate of nearly 70 series and 600 hours of programming spanning dozens of platforms. Recent successes include the hit comedy Ghosts (CBS), the biggest new comedy of the season, Home Economics, ABC’s highest rated new comedy, Love Life ad Minx for HBO Max, Mythic Quest, already renewed for its third and fourth seasons on Apple TV+, Welcome to Flatch on FOX, the breakout Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas holiday special for Roku Channel, and the hit series Power Book II: Ghost, Run the World and Power Book III: Raising Kanan heading a pipeline of 15 series in production for or airing on Starz.
Beggs has shepherded iconic series including eight seasons of the multiple Emmy Award® winner Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed shows in television history, seven seasons of the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, eight seasons of the hit comedy Weeds and six seasons of the popular Dead Zone.
He is the recipient of the Alliance for Children’s Rights’ 2019 “National Champion for Children Award,” Operation Smile’s John Connor Humanitarian Award, The Help Group’s Teddy Bear Humanitarian Award, and the Broadcasting & Cable 2014 Innovation Award. In October 2017, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. 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), serving as its Chairman for four years. He is currently a Board member of the homeless youth center My Friend’s Place, Cayton Children’s Museum, and Green Dot Charter Schools. He was also recently named Chair of BANFF’s Board of Directors.