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.

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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.

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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.

The Illegal

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.

David Attenborough

Deals: Gusto, CBC, Lionsgate, Marina Cordoni

CBC has acquired natural history series David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (pictured), plus more deals of the week.


Deals: HBO, Lionsgate, CBC docs, Corus

HBO has picked up U.S./Canada coproduction Mavis! (pictured) about life of music legend Mavis Staples, plus more deals of the week.

Scout and the Gumboot Kids

Deals: Lionsgate, Picture Box, PNP, Nelvana

Picture Box Distribution has acquired the global licensing rights to Scout and the Gumboot Kids (pictured), plus more deals of the week.


Deals: Mongrel, eOne, Lionsgate, Nelvana

Mongrel Media takes the Canadian rights to Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next (pictured), plus more deals of the week.


Deals: Lionsgate, Arcana, Blue Ice, Peacock Alley

Lionsgate extends its distribution deal with France’s Metropolitan Film Export, and more deals of the week. (Arcana’s Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom pictured.)

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Sandra Stern upped to president of Lionsgate TV Group

Stern, who was most recently COO of Lionsgate Television Group, will be responsible for leading the division’s business, legal, administrative and operational activities.

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Lionsgate posts lower Q1 revenue

The studio reported revenues of $408.9 million for the three months ending June 30, down from $449.4 million for the same quarter a year earlier.