Speaker Kevin Beggs

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Kevin Beggs

Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group

Lionsgate Entertainment

Kevin Beggs is Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 20-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. 

Since joining Lionsgate in 1998, Mr. Beggs has guided the Television Group’s growth into a leading supplier of premium content for streaming, cable and broadcast networks. Lionsgate’s roster of nearly 70 shows on 25 different networks includes: the ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black (Netflix); the acclaimed Step Up: High Water (YouTube Premium), the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show; the breakout success Greenleaf (OWN); the critically-acclaimed Dear White People (Netflix), the popular comedy Kevin Hart: What the Fit (YouTube), and new “spy-fi” series The Rook (Starz).

He has also been responsible for Lionsgate’s iconic multiple Emmy® Award winner Mad Men, eight seasons of Showtime’s hit comedy Weeds, seven seasons of Showtime’s acclaimed Nurse Jackie and six seasons of USA’s Dead Zone.

The Company’s development and production slate includes a number of high-profile premium properties including the John Wick TV spinoff, The Continental, for Starz, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet for Apple, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist for NBC, and Love Life, a romantic comedy anthology series for HBO Max, starring and executive produced by Anna Kendrick. 

Mr. Beggs is the recipient of 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. Mr. Beggs 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.

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