Speaker Zygi Kamasa


Zygi Kamasa

CEO, UK and Europe

Lionsgate

Zygi Kamasa is Chief Executive Officer of Lionsgate UK & Europe. During his tenure, he has built the company into a leading theatrical distributor, a premier independent film brand and a profitable and diversified force in the UK filmed entertainment marketplace.

Zygi started his film career in 1993 as founder and Managing Director of television production company Scorpio Productions, which was based at Pinewood Studios. In 1998, he and Simon Franks established the independent film distributor, Redbus Film, which they sold to Lionsgate in October 2005, where it was renamed Lionsgate UK.

A leading proponent of investment in British independent film and television, Zygi has shepherded the financing of over 30 British films, including notable UK successes such as the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated BROOKLYN, starring Saoirse Ronan, THE RAILWAY MAN, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, and the UK box office smashes BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, EDDIE THE EAGLE and FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY.

Upcoming British projects include THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, starring Dev Patel, the spy thriller IRONBARK with Benedict Cumberbatch, MILITARY WIVES starring Kristen Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan, as well as AMMONITE with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, and THE FATHER with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.

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