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William Pfeiffer

CEO & Founder
Dragongate Entertainment

Published October 20, 2012 10:57

William Pfeiffer founded film production and film financing company Dragongate Entertainment in 2012 with backing from Lionsgate. Dragongate is initially focusing on the production of motion pictures in China in English and Chinese. The production budget for the initial slate of eight films is $210 million.

In 2008, Pfeiffer founded Lionsgate, a diversified entertainment company that owns and operates three television channels and distributes Lionsgate's films and TV series in Asia. The company also produces and distributes films and TV programming, including the popular series SuperModelMe. 

In 2001, Pfeiffer launched Celestial Pictures, an Asian-content media company with worldwide entertainment assets in the motion picture, television, and new media industries.

Pfeiffer's other roles have included Managing Director of Asia, Columbia TriStar International TV for Sony Pictures Entertainment; Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Managing Director, Walt Disney Home Video, Asia; President, Disney Home Video, Japan; Manager, GLAXO SMITHKLINE, Tokyo & Philadelphia; and Management Trainee, IBM.

Pfeiffer graduated from the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1996 and got his bachelor's in business administration from Notre Dame in 1982.

Pfeiffer enjoy several sports, especially tennis, golf and sailing. He also enjoys film and television, singing, songwriting, playing music, writing, painting, traveling and is a black-belt martial arts instructor. He is involved in several charities.