Entrepreneurs Unplugged attracts star entrepreneurs who share candid stories and insights in an engaging and informal setting. The unplugged series serves as a meeting place for campus and community members to gather and learn about entrepreneurship through the experiences of a successful entrepreneur.
Jim Packer, President of Worldwide TV & Digital Distribution, Lionsgate
As head of Lionsgate’s global television distribution operations and architect of many of the company’s digital initiatives, Jim directs Lionsgate’s strategies for capitalizing on evolving distribution opportunities in a fast-changing global marketplace. He oversees the worldwide distribution of Lionsgate’s television roster of nearly 90 television shows on 40 different networks. In addition, he helped spearhead the rollout of the company’s growing suite of subscription video-on-demand platforms. Jim is also co-head of the company’s global home entertainment operations. He spearheads the licensing of Lionsgate’s feature film slate to television, on demand, and digital platforms around the world. Before Lionsgate, Jim served as President of MGM’s worldwide television and digital operation. He was an executive with The Walt Disney Company managing the distribution and syndication of Disney content. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Jim serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Colorado Foundation and the Leeds School of Business.