Five Things You Didn’t Know About Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer is the latest movie executive to be under investigation for sexual harassment of a subordinate. As more and more men and women come forward with accusations of sexual harassment, the speculation continues to grow. It seems that few executives in the film industry are immune. Andrew Kramer joins the growing list of executives who’ve lost their positions including Harvey Weinstein, executives from Nickelodeon and Amazon Studios and NBC News analyst Mark Haperin.

Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Andrew Kramer.

Who is Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer is an attorney who has served as an executive in the film and theater industry for much of his career. Kramer has held high powered positions with The Weinstein Company and Lionsgate. Most recently it was announced that Andrew Kramer was stepping down as COO of Lionsgate due to restructuring within the company. Due to company acquisitions executive Joe Drake has returned to Lionsgate as co-president with Patrick Wachsberger. Drake left Lionsgate to launch the company Good Universe in 2012 and Lionsgate has bought Good Universe. According to Lionsgate the restructuring is the only reason that Andrew Kramer left the company, but there is heavy speculation that it is not a coincidence as evidence of sexual harassment allegations have been leveled against Kramer.

The Weinstein Company

Andrew Kramer is a seasoned executive and worked for The Weinstein Company for seven years. His position at TWC was President of Business and Legal Affairs and general Council. While at The Weinstein Company Andrew Kramer worked on projects including “Django Unchained” and “Project Runway”. You’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard about the allegations leveled against former co-founder and owner of The Harvey Weinstein Company in the past month.

Lionsgate

Andrew Kramer was hired in the International Division of Lionsgate in April 2013. When Kramer was brought in as the Chief Operating Officer of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group and was charged with expanding the company’s international theatrical business. Lionsgate is one of the largest film companies in the United States and Canada and was the seventh highest grossing company in North America in 2015. During Andrew Kramer’s tenure at Liongate the company managed major Hollywood hit films including “The Hunger Games” franchise and 6 time Oscar winner “La La Land”.

Alleged sexual harassment

Andrew Kramer allegedly sexually harassed a woman who worked for Lionsgate at the Berlin International Film Festival last February. A senior Lionsgate executive witnessed an incident during the Festival that he thought was in inappropriate interaction between Kramer and a female assistant who works for Lionsgate. The assistant asked to be reassigned and her request was granted. An investigation was launched and inconclusive. Kramer has not commented on the issue and it is not clear that his resignation from Lionsgate was due to the incident or to the restructuring the company was going through this year.

Andrew Kramer’s future

What will become of Andrew Kramer’s career? Lionsgate is sticking to its story that Andrew Kramer was only let go as COO of the company because of major restructuring of Lionsgate. It is true that in recent years, the company has been growing and acquiring other companies, so it is not inconceivable that Kramer was just caught up in the crossfire. However, the timing is significant due to the growing number of accusations of sexual harassment against actors, directors, news analysts, film executives and others of high stature who may have taken advantage of subordinate men and women over decades. Perhaps Andrew Kramer is one of the few executives whose career could still rebound.

Add Comment

WandaVision: Welcome Back Vision
Brent Spiner is Realistic about a Star Trek: The Next Generation Reboot
The Umbrella Academy Theory Ben Fans are Buzzing About
Stephen King’s “The Jaunt” is Getting a Series Adaptation
Beavis and Butt-head is Getting a New Movie Adaptation at Paramount+
A Workaholics Movie is Coming to Paramount Plus with Original Cast
Does The Blade Movie Really Need To Have An R-Rating?
Charlize Theron’s Bizarre Idea for Her Starring in a Die Hard Movie
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Thaddea Graham
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Nikki Roumel
Whatever Happened to Robert Romanus?
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Rowan Blanchard
Why Rintrah Deserves a Solo Movie or TV Series
House of M WandaVision
Five Characters From Marvel’s “House of M” We Want To See in WandaVision
Marvel comics: House of M
Top 10 Marvel Comics Storylines You Should Read
10 Marvel Heroes That Actually Act More Like Villains
2020 Anime Awards
What Happened at the 2020 Anime Awards?
Anime Hero Match-up: Tanjiro vs. Deku
Five Anime Hero Face-Offs We Want to See
Demon Slayer Season 2
Let’s Talk About That Demon Slayer Season 2 Teaser
Sword Art Online VR
Why We Want a Sword Art Online Style VR MMO
Outriders demo
Our Initial Thoughts on the Outriders Demo
PlayStation State of Play
Everything Announced at PlayStation’s State of Play
Call of Duty Season 2
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Patch Notes
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
Call of Duty Needs to Shrink Their Games….a Lot