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  • Michael Burns is a film producer.
  • Michael Burns has been Vice Chairman of Lionsgate since 2000. He and CEO Jon Feltheimer have been the principal architects of Lionsgate's evolution into the leading independent filmed entertainment studio through organic growth and accretive strategic acquisitions. With the acquisitions of Artisan Entertainment, Trimark Holdings and other available libraries, Lionsgate now has a 5000-title library and an exciting, commercially potent slate of 18 feature film releases a year. Lionsgate's feature films have generated more than $300 million at the domestic box office during each of the past two years, including such recent number one box office hits as Saw II, Hostel, Madea's Family Reunion and the Academy Award ® winning Crash, which earned four Oscars, including Best Picture. The highly diversified company also features a vibrant television business with four prime time cable network series, including the critical sensation Weeds, a $500-million-a-year home entertainment business and a 29% interest in a video-on-demand company CinemaNow, showcasing Internet-delivered feature films drawn from most of the major studios. On the entrepreneurial front, Mr. Burns has served as chairman of Ignite Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based entertainment production company, was cofounder of the Hollywood Stock Exchange ( and serves as chairman and cofounder of (in association with National Geographic), a company with a global infrastructure enabling thousands of artists around the world to directly access the global marketplace through online and wholesale channels. He is an executive producer on the upcoming Employee of the Month starring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson, as well as a producer on the Cannes Film Festival's Fipresci Prize winner, Bug directed by William Friedkin which is slated for release in fall 2006. Burns graduated with a B.S. from Arizona State University and received his M.B.A. from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.
  • Michael Burns is an American entertainment executive and Vice Chairman of Lionsgate, a global content leader that is home to The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent film franchises as well as more than 30 television shows on 20 different networks, including such iconic series as Mad Men, Weeds, Nurse Jackie and Orange is the New Black. Burns joined the Lionsgate Board of Directors in 1999 and became Vice Chairman of the studio in March 2000. During his 14-year tenure, Lionsgate has grown from a fledging independent studio into a $4 billion market valued, diversified global entertainment company. Burns and his partner, Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer, have increased the Company’s revenues 15 times over and positioned Lionsgate as an innovator in the digital space.

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