Sandra Stern is President of the Lionsgate Television Group and has been a key member of the Company’s senior management team for the past 16 years. She has helped guide Lionsgate’s television business to record-breaking revenue growth during nearly every year of her tenure and has been instrumental in tripling the size of the television slate, which encompasses nearly 70 series on dozens of different U.S. networks and platforms.
One of the industry’s consummate deal-makers, Ms. Stern has innovated ground-breaking linear and streaming platform deals for Lionsgate’s iconic, current and upcoming series including Mad Men (AMC), Orange is the New Black (Netflix) and The Rook (Starz). She also paved the way for Step Up: High Water to become the first original series for YouTube Premium and spearheaded a ground-breaking deal enabling the anthology series Manhunt to transition from Discovery to Charter.
Ms. Stern was instrumental in the Company’s December 2016 acquisition of Starz, the formation of its partnership with New Regency and the majority investment in 3 Arts Entertainment.
She began her career in the Columbia Pictures Television legal department, followed by a stint with the law firm Bloom, Hergott, Cook, Diemer & Klein LLP. She headed business affairs and international development at New World Entertainment, where she met Jon Feltheimer, and has worked with him for 30 years, first at New World, then Columbia TriStar Television and most recently at Lionsgate.
A graduate of UCLA Law School, Ms. Stern is a founding member of their LEAD program and serves on the Board of the Law School’s Ziffren Center, where she also teaches. She is on the Board of the Saban Clinic and Center Theatre Group, and is active in the Rape Treatment Center. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles honored her with its Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2015.