Feeding the Arts: Jason Constantine '92 President of Acquisitions and Co-productions for Lionsgate Entertainment

Wed, Oct 27, 2021, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Audience: 
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

Jason Constantine ’92, President of Acquisitions and Co-productions of Lionsgate, will talk about his career path and lead a conversation about careers in entertainment. The first major studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform. Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group encompasses eight film labels and more than 40 feature film releases a year.

This event is part of the Feeding the Arts series presented by the Center for Career Development and the Lewis Center for the Arts, providing students an opportunity for an intimate, in-person dialogue with alumni who have taken unique paths in pursuing creative careers.

A light dinner will be served. Space is limited. Registration in Handshake is required. Please note: Alumni carve time out of their busy schedules to support students. Please be considerate of their generosity by honoring your RSVP to the event.

Alumni Bio:

Jason Constantine '92 is the President of Acquisitions and Co-productions of Lionsgate, a position he has held since 2007. Constantine oversees the Lionsgate team responsible for acquiring films for release and plays an instrumental role in the creative oversight of movies acquired during the development, production, and post-production process. Constantine has shepherded some of Lionsgate’s most iconic franchises, including John Wick and The Expendables, both of which are now shooting their fourth installments.

He was also involved in all nine movies of the record-breaking Saw franchise, which has collectively grossed over $1 billion at the global box office. Constantine’s many critical and commercial successes across multiple genres at Lionsgate include Lee Daniels’ Precious, a nominee for five Oscars, including Best Picture, and winner of two; Paul Haggis’ Best Picture Oscar winner Crash; The Girl with the Pearl Earring; Arbitrage; Rabbit Hole; Margin Call; Mud; All is Lost; Dear White People; and Blindspotting; as well as box office hits including action comedies such as The Hitman’s Bodyguard series and Kick-Ass, inspirational faith films such as the Erwin brothers’ I Can Only Imagine, the highest-grossing indie of 2018; horror classics Cabin in the Woods, Cabin Fever, Daybreakers, You’re Next, Blair Witch, Cooties, and the Rob Zombie Rejects trilogy; action thrillers Rambo Last Blood and Angel Has Fallen; the historical epic Midway; and mystery thrillers Buried and Knives Out, which earned an Oscar nomination for writer-director Rian Johnson.

Prior to acquisitions, Constantine worked in freelance film production. He joined Lionsgate in 2000 via Lionsgate’s acquisition of Trimark Pictures, where he served as Director of Acquisitions. A native Californian, Mr. Constantine received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.F.A in film production from Loyola Marymount University. Constantine wrote and directed two short films: For Whom The Wedding Bell Tolls, a romantic comedy, and Ashes, a drama, which won the Producers Guild of America Award for best student short film.