Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Akin Ceylan Promoted to COO of Lionsgate Home Entertainment Group

TORONTO -- Lionsgate has promoted Akin Ceylan to COO of its home entertainment group.

The former MGM exec, who joined the mini-studio in 2005, was most recently chief supply chain officer and executive vp of operations for Lionsgate's $1 billion-plus revenue division.

Ceylan will oversee operations for the home entertainment group, which has been driven by DVD and digital releases of The Hunger Games and Twilight movie franchises.

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The division has also been powered by Lionsgate's 2012 Summit acquisition and a combined feature film slate generating global theatrical box office revenue.

Ceylan also negotiated recent renewals for home entertainment distribution and replication agreements with Fox and Cinram.

"Akin has been a key contributor to our growth in recent years and, as COO of the home entertainment group, he will help guide the continued expansion of our business as we serve a broadening spectrum of traditional and digital platforms,” said Lionsgate home entertainment president Ron Schwartz.

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