Job Title:  Senior Analyst, Content Analysis, Business Strategy & Planning

Department:  Strategy & Innovation

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

Content Analysis is a highly visible, cross-functional team that works closely with senior executive management across Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group (MPG). We play a critical role in how executives interpret financial analyses to make greenlight decisions on content investment, distribution, active deal negotiations, M&A and strategic equity investments, and overall MPG strategy to ensure Lionsgate’s growth in a rapidly evolving media landscape. The team collaborates across key business units (such as Production & Acquisitions, Global Products & Experiences, Business & Legal Affairs, Global Sales & Distribution, and Global Marketing) to provide actionable insights on complex and exciting business opportunities across films, gaming, location-based entertainment, and new and emerging media. 


The team is seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate for the position of Senior Analyst, Content Analysis. This individual will play a vital role in facilitating the greenlight process, formulating and executing a wide range of deliverables that serve the strategic operations of the company, and will have a front row seat to help develop new ways of doing business inside the industry’s largest independent motion picture studio.


We are looking for someone who excels at high-level, critical, and analytical thinking with an ability to simplify highly complex information and add meaningful context to economic profiles. This is an ideal role for someone who wants to learn the ins and outs of the motion picture business, disrupt the status quo, and find new ways to grow our business and deliver content to global audiences.


  • Play an integral role within the Content Analysis team to manage the overall greenlight process for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group
  • Develop P&Ls and related financial analyses for films, games, live/stage shows, and more from inception, to greenlight, to release, to post-release 
  • Model and analyze talent, distribution, and equity deals while working closely with executives at all levels throughout the deal negotiation process
  • Evaluation of profit/loss, NPV, and IRR for individual projects and overall business units to ensure adherence to MPG Content Strategy and alignment to target financial KPIs
  • Provide ad hoc financial modeling and analyses related to strategic projects across the company; e.g., M&A due diligence, deal and organizational structuring, and business development
  • Work cohesively with Financial Planning & Analysis team, especially during quarterly forecast & Annual Plan, to connect the dots on how individual content decisions impact the overall MPG P&L
  • Participate in the development and management of the business plan(s) of the MPG and individual sub-segments, and seek solutions for internal business performance improvement and operating efficiencies
  • Create and maintain high-level reporting for the Chair of MPG, SVP of Business Strategy & Planning, MPG Division leads, and C-Suite executives

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience (Entertainment industry experience preferred; prior experience in investment banking, management consulting, corporate strategy, business development or strategic planning in a leading media company is a plus)
  • Must have outstanding Excel and financial modeling skills, and moderate proficiency in PowerPoint/Office (experience with VBA and/or financial consolidation tools a plus)
  • Intellectual curiosity, strong desire to learn, and a passion for media, entertainment, and technology
  • Detail oriented and exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple deliverables and manage toward evolving deadlines 
  • Must possess strong leadership qualities to motivate and persuade others to accomplish organizational objectives in a unified and fluent manner
  • Strong work ethic, high sense of urgency, and ability to work extended hours
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The successful candidate will have the aptitude to tackle multiple projects, problem solve, and efficiently execute deliverables and be expected to interact with and present to senior executives at all levels within the Motion Picture Group

About the Company

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.

Business Unit Overview

Motion Picture Group
Lionsgate’s motion picture business is a consistent box office market share leader with films that have grossed more than $10 billion worldwide over the past six years. This leadership is driven by world-class talent relationships, a deep and renewable portfolio of iconic brands and franchises, and a diverse and balanced slate that is built to enhance consumer enjoyment of the theatrical experience but also has the flexibility to utilize a broad range of alternative release strategies as the opportunities to monetize films continue to expand. The creator, owner and distributor of great film brands including The Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, John Wick, Now You See Me, Knives Out, La La Land, Saw, Dirty Dancing and Monster’s Ball, among many others, films released by Lionsgate and its predecessor companies have earned 129 Academy Award® nominations and 32 Oscar® wins.
In addition to its mainstream commercial releases, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group includes specialty film distributor Roadside Attractions, an industry leader in award-winning prestige movies, Pantelion Films, the U.S. market leader in Spanish-language releases, a top film production and distribution brand in the UK, and multiplatform distributor Grindstone Entertainment.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)


$75,000 - $82,000

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles