Lionsgate Music Promotes Lenny Wohl
Lenny Wohl has been promoted to the newly-created position of General Manager and Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, for Lionsgate Music, it was announced by Lionsgate Music President Jay Faires. Wohl will report to Mr. Faires and to Lionsgate General Counsel and Executive Vice President Business & Legal Affairs Wayne Levin. Lionsgate Music is an affiliate of independent film studio Lionsgate.
Wohl will continue to serve as the head of business affairs for Lionsgate’s music initiatives, heading up negotiations for agreements in all operations including publishing, film music, licensing and new digital media agreements. In his expanded role, he will also establish and execute business and legal affairs strategy for Lionsgate Music.
“Lenny is a key member of our management team and one of the architects of our business plan for becoming a premier destination for the best creative songwriting talent today, whether for use in our film and TV slate or in a publishing relationship,” said Faires. “His creative and visionary approach to the business is the perfect complement to our entrepreneurial culture, and his extensive experience in business affairs at DreamWorks Music Publishing as well as on the studio side at DreamWorks Film Music gives him the skill set to translate our business plan into continued growth, progress and leadership.”
A 17-year veteran of the entertainment industry with experience in allfacets of the music business, Wohl was recruited to join Lionsgate Music as its Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, in June 2007. Prior to joining Lionsgate, he was the executive in charge of music at DreamWorks, where he ran the film music department for two years after serving as head of its business and legal affairs activities. He joined DreamWorks in 1996 and was integral to the establishment of all of the Company’s music operations, including its film music division. While there he helped to build and eventually monetize DreamWorks’ music publishing affiliate.