LionsgateLogo 01 May

Lionsgate has announced it is launching a new gaming division with ex-Nerdist CEO Peter Levin at the helm.

Levin will serve as President of Interactive Ventures and Games, leading the film studio’s expansion to create new IP as well as make titles based on Lionsgate franchises and brands. He will report to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer and CFO Jimmy Barge for digital investments.

“Peter is a perfect fit for our entrepreneurial culture, and he is ideally qualified to lead the continued growth of our content business into the video game space and other interactive digital ventures,” Feltheimer said in a statement. “Gaming has become one of the most explosive growth areas of the content business, and Peter’s mandate will be to build a portfolio of premium digital properties as we expand our leadership in films and television programming into digital content as well.”

“I’ve known Jon Feltheimer for many years, and the chance to become part of one of the most entrepreneurial, dynamic and visionary studios in the world is impossible to pass up,” Levin added. “As the home of intellectual property like The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent franchises and a diversified portfolio of television programming, Lionsgate’s opportunities to extend its leadership and innovation into the gaming space and other interactive platforms is limitless.”

(via Polygon)