Lionsgate to open Toronto distribution arm
Susan Hummel, former SVP sales and distribution at FremantleMedia International Canada, has been tapped to lead the new office.
Lionsgate closes Starz transaction
The Canadian-American entertainment studio has acquired the U.S. pay-TV network for US$4.4 billion.
Lionsgate acquires stake in Primal prodco
The producer-distributor has acquired a stake in UK-based Primal Media, a new company from Gogglebox Entertainment founders Mat Steiner and Adam Wood (pictured).
Lionsgate to acquire Starz for US$4.4B
The Canadian-American entertainment studio has entered an agreement to buy the U.S. pay-TV network Starz for cash and stock.
TV up, film down for Lionsgate Q4 results
The California and Vancouver-based company also published its full-year results, posting a 2% dip in overall revenues.
Lionsgate taps Ted Bookstaver for alt-programming sales team
Lionsgate’s slate of nonfiction programming includes, Monica the Medium on Freeform, Hellevator on GSN and Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian, debuting on E! in 2017.
Lionsgate launches Globalgate Entertainment
The company has partnered with industry veterans and eight international distributors to remake local-language movies.
Deals: Lionsgate, Proper Rights, eOne, Tricon
Lionsgate partners with Kevin Hart (pictured) on a new OTT service, plus more deals of the week.
In brief: eOne, Sony build Momentum; CFC honours McKellar
Don McKellar (pictured) wins the 2016 CFC Award for Creative Excellence, eOne and Sony Picture Home Entertainment strike up a new deal, and more news from the week.
Deals: Lionsgate, PNP, 9 Story
Lionsgate inks deal to develop mobile games based on the Now You See Me franchise, Black Fawn’s Bite (pictured) gets U.S. distribution, plus more deals of the week.
Deals: Toon Boom, Lionsgate, D360
Toon Boom links up with Guru on tech, Distribution 360 inks a deal for Ya Ya & Zouck (pictured), plus more deals of the week.
In brief: Awards news, Canadians at Berlin
Conquering Lion’s The Illegal heads to Berlin’s market, while Canadians shine on the North American and world stage.