is Partner and CEO of Beacon Pictures. Charlie and Beacon Chairman Army Bernstein have worked together for over a decade, during which the company has created over twenty major motion pictures including Air Force One
, The Hurricane
, 13 Days
, Bring It On
, Spy Game
and Family Man
. Recent films include Wrong Element
, Open Range
, Raising Helen
, A Lot Like Love
and Ladder 49
. The company is in post-production on The Half Life of Timofey Berezin
, which Charlie is producing along with Section Eight and HBO Films.
Lyons is also the Founder and Past Chairman of the Ascent Entertainment Group Inc., a global media enterprise which was purchased by Liberty Media Group in 2000. Ascent was the owner/operator of Beacon Pictures, On Command Corporation (largest hotel cable company in the world), Ascent Network Services (provider of broadcast and network services to the NBC television network), the National Basketball Association Denver Nuggets and the National Hockey League Colorado Avalanche (1996 Stanley Cup Champions), the developer and financier of a $200 million sports and entertainment facility (the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, Colorado); and the founder of Colorado Studios in partnership with Liberty Media Group, the leading Colorado-based production company. Charlie is a past Board Member of the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League and a Founding Board Member of the Women's National Basketball Association. He also serves on the board of numerous corporate and charitable organizations.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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