President, UK & Europe
Nicola Pearcey is Lionsgate’s UK and European President, who is responsible for the leadership of the company across its film and TV business locally. She has been with the company since 2006, having joined from The Walt Disney company.
The company carries a standout reputation locally as a leading distributor and acquirer of commercially successful and critically acclaimed product. Over recent years, the company has enjoyed global successes including JOHN WICK, THE HUNGER GAMES & LA LA LAND. Locally, the business continues to strive forward with a wealth of success stories to add to its portfolio including MILITARY WIVES, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, MCQUEEN, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, BROOKLYN and many more. Lionsgate is currently in production on the feature MOTHERING SUNDAY written by Alice Birch and produced by Stephen Woolley & Elizabeth Karlsen.
Lionsgate’s TV business goes from strength to strength. With hit shows such as BBC2’s #2 top-ranking comedy series, MOTHERLAND, and the hugely popular THE GOES WRONG SHOW on BBCOne, which ranked in the top 3 weekly comedies among all networks in the UK. Lionsgate’s US hit show LOVE LIFE is now airing on BBCOne, whilst its major hit show GHOST… is driving significant audiences on Starzplay. The business is currently in production with Little Door Productions and BBC Cymru Wales on THE PACT, further extending Lionsgate’s TV catalogue, as well as continuing to support British productions.
Prior to joining the Lionsgate family, Nicola worked for Walt Disney & MGM Pictures across franchises including James Bond, Pixar, Disney, Miramax and MGM libraries. Nicola started her career with Johnson & Johnson working in marketing and sales roles for its pharmaceutical division.
Nicola earned a First Class BA Honours Degree in Marketing in addition to DipM, MCIM Chartered Marketer and CIM eMarketing. Additionally, recently studying The Science of Well-Being, from Yale University (coursera).