Paul Presburger is the Chief Executive Officer of Pantelion Films and the Managing Director of Televisa USA. Presburger was the architect of the Pantelion Films which was formally announced by Grupo Televisa’s Chairman Emilio Azcarraga Jean and Lionsgate’s CEO and Co-Chairman, Jon Feltheimer in September 2010 and launched its theatrical slate with From Prada to Nada in January 2011. Some of its other notable releases include the biopic Cesar Chavez, directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Peña, AmericaFerrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich, as well as the highest grossing Spanish language picture of all time in the U.S., Instructions not Included.
Presburger also was a founder of Tiger Gate Entertainment, a pan-Asian two television channel business he co-founded in 2008 in conjunction with Lionsgate. After bringing in Saban Capital Group in 2010, Presburger was instrumental in the December 2011 merger of Tiger Gate with Celestial Pictures to form Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), an independent Asian media company focused on branded pay TV channels, content creation and distribution across Asia. He currently serves as an advisor for the newly formed entity.
Presburger was EVP of International Business Development for Lionsgate until May 2009. He joined Lionsgate in 2007 to help orchestrate its growth into international markets and develop strategic partnerships with Televisa in the U.S. and Latin America, StudioCanal in the U.K., Hoyts and Sony in Australia and Eros International in India.
Presburger previously worked with SES Global, the world’s leading global communications satellite company to develop its IPTV programming offerings. He co-founded the leading US instructional Video-On-Demand programming company, Studio 4 Networks. In 2000, Paul Presburger was a Founding Partner in the Digital Media Practice at The McKenna Group, Regis McKenna’s Silicon Valley-based strategy consulting firm.
From 1996 to 2000 Paul was head of programming and acquisitions for Columbia TriStar International Television. There, he launched several themed cable/satellite channels in Europe, Asia and Latin America including AXN, and Animax. For Animax, Paul was responsible for acquiring and negotiating distribution agreements for over 8,000 hours of programming across all of Sony’s channels. Prior to 1996, he worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an attorney and business affairs executive in the Home Video and Film Groups.
Paul Presburger began his career in 1987 practicing law in Los Angeles. He has an MBA from INSEAD in France, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.