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WHO’LL STAY AND WHO’LL GO IN LIONSGATE-SUMMIT MERGER?

March 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tim Palen

Nancy Kirkpatrick

The success of Hunger Games coming so soon after Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment, the studio responsible for the Twilight franchise, has presented Lionsgate’s top executives with something of a quandary as they consider the new executive lineup of the combined company, the New York Post observed today (Tuesday). Who, for example, will be its next marketing chief, Tim Palen, who executed the campaign that produced the record opening for Hunger Games or Nancy Kirkpatrick, who, in the Post‘s words, “turned the Twilight franchise into teen catnip”? “I’m m sure they d love to keep everyone around, but they’re trying to pick the best,” David Bank of RBC Capital told The Post.