Deals: Lionsgate, Food Net, Guru, Factory 25

Lionsgate and Hasbro are turning Monopoly into a feature film, and more deals of the week.

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Deals: Amplify Releasing, Lionsgate, Portfolio

Amplify Releasing has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm (pictured), and more deals of the week.


Lionsgate makes it official, unveils $1.5B Chinese co-financing deal

The Canadian-based company has staked its future in China after unveiling a film slate co-financing deal with state broadcaster Hunan TV and Broadcast Intermediary Co.


Lionsgate, Starz swap shares, John Malone to join board of directors

The stock exchange agreement for the U.S. premium cable channel is driving further speculation about a merger (Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer pictured).


Cinesite Montreal wins VFX work on Lionsgate thriller

The shop’s work on The Last Witch Hunter will be lead by Stephane Paris. (Witch Hunter lead Vin Diesel pictured.)

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Great Pacific Media acquired by Thunderbird Films

The Highway Thru Hell (pictured) producer becomes a new division of Thunderbird Films as it moves more into the factual TV space after a focus on scripted TV series.


Project Latte secures Canadian first window for Manhattan, Deadbeat

The Lionsgate series are being billed as exclusive to the homegrown SVOD about to compete against Netflix Canada and shomi. (Manhattan pictured)

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Project Latte grabs Seinfeld Canadian SVOD Rights

All 180 episodes of the cult sitcom will be available for binge-viewing after the Bell Media streamer launches by the end of the year.


Deals: VSC picks up Patch Town

Video Services Corp takes the Canadian distribution rights for Craig Goodwill’s Patch Town (pictured), plus other distribution and deals news for the week.


Lionsgate talks diversified growth strategy as Q2 earnings rise

“I actually think that our competitive advantage in all of our businesses is we have the scale and capital to do pretty much anything we want,” CEO Jon Feltheimer (pictured) told analysts.

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Industryworks Studios’ The Lost Legion gets U.S. distribution

Lionsgate will release the feature on its home entertainment platforms, as part of a side-deal with Grindstone Entertainment.


Lionsgate brings Panem to life on YouTube

The mini-major partners with YouTube to promote the next instalment of the Hunger Games franchise with a 5-episode original web series.