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Charlie Lyons is a producer and financier of major motion pictures. He is the Managing Partner of Holding Pictures and was previously CEO of Beacon Pictures (then a division of Holding Pictures).
These enterprises have generated over two billion dollars of film revenues, with libraries of over 30 movies. Holding's films include The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, Open Range, The Guardian, Firewall, Ladder 49, Raising Helen, A Lot Like Love and PU-239. Beacon's library includes The Hurricane, Air Force One, The Family Man, Spy Game, For Love of the Game and Thirteen Days.
Lyons also executive produces and manages the Bring It On franchise for Beacon Communications where he is a partner.
Lyons is also Founder and past Chairman of the Ascent Entertainment Group Inc., a global media enterprise, which was purchased by Liberty Media Group in 2000. Ascent owned and operated Beacon Pictures, On Command Corporation (largest worldwide hotel cable and satellite company), Ascent Network Services (broadcast provider for NBC), the NBA Denver Nuggets and the NHL Colorado Avalanche (1996 Stanley Cup Champions). It developed and financed the Pepsi Center, a $200 million sports and entertainment facility in downtown Denver, Colorado, and co-founded Colorado Studios, a Colorado-based production company.
Lyons began his career as a staff aide to Vice President of the United States Nelson A. Rockefeller, and went on to assist the Hon. William D. Rogers in finalizing the Panama Canal Treaty. He has served on corporate and charitable boards, including the NBA, NHL, WNBA, National Jewish Hospital and Gallaudet University.