Lionsgate Hires Former 20th Century Fox Exec as Head of Music

Lionsgate has hired former 20th Century Fox exec Amy Dunning to oversee the studio's film scores, songs and soundtracks for original productions and acquisitions.

Dunning, most recently senior vp at Downtown Music Publishing, on Wednesday was named head of music for Lionsgate's motion picture group, reporting to division co-president Erik Feig. She will handle creative and production on the studio's upcoming movie slate, which includes Allegiant Part 1, Gods of Egypt, Now You See Me 2, Deepwater Horizon and LaLa Land.

Lionsgate's movie pipeline also includes Saban’s Power Rangers, The Odyssey, John Wick 2, Robin Hood: Origins and Monopoly. Dunning arrives at the studio as its film release slate grows to around 40 films, including 15 wide releases from the Lionsgate and Summit labels.

Before working at Downtown Music Publishing, Dunning served as vp film music at 20th Century Fox, overseeing music for movie titles like Juno, 500 Days of Summer, Water For Elephants and Life of Pi.

"Lionsgate is in a period of tremendous growth as we broaden our slate and expand our production of current and potential franchises, star-driven branded properties and targeted releases for a broad range of audiences,"  said Feig in a statement on Wednesday.

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