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Ex-E! scripted boss to run Lionsgate JV

Former E! head of scripted programming Kevin Plunkett will lead the new Lionsgate and New Regency television and film production joint venture. Lionsgate and film firm New Regency revealed they were joining forces to produce and distribute TV shows and features earlier this year at NATPE Miami. Plunkett, who was in charge of scripted programming […]

Lionsgate backs Gogglebox pair’s indie

Lionsgate has invested in Primal Media, the new prodco from Mat Steiner and Adam Wood, the execs behind Gogglebox Entertainment. Steiner and Wood left Sony-backed Gogglebox earlier this year, leading to the closure of the prodco. Their biggest success to date has been horror gameshow Release the Hounds, which plays on ITV2 in the UK. They […]

Lionsgate signs Harold & Kumar pair

Lionsgate Entertainment has signed Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (pictured) to a multi-year, first-look agreement. They will look to create and produce scripted programming for the US market, and the pact kicks off with single-cam comedy Fairand Balanced, which is for ABC. The series follows an up-and-coming NPR reporter who’s persuaded […]

Lionsgate signs Harold & Kumar pair

Lionsgate Entertainment has signed Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (pictured) to a multi-year, first-look agreement. They will look to create and produce scripted programming for the US market, and the pact kicks off with single-cam comedy Fairand Balanced, which is for ABC. The series follows an up-and-coming NPR reporter who’s persuaded […]

Lionsgate buys stake in Wicked Tuna indie

Lionsgate Entertainment is buying into Wicked Tuna producer Pilgrim Studios. The “strategic investment” means Pilgrim now has financial backing from the Hunger Games and Mad Men studio, which this week welcomed Liberty Global and Discovery Communications as shareholders. The deal is thought to be worth US$200 million and believed to hand Lionsgate more than 50% […]

The Royals – Lionsgate’s regal ambition

E! is best-known for its glossy entertainment programming and awards show coverage, but like many US cable channels has now taken the leap into drama, ordering its first series, The Royals. Shot in London, the show stars Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, the head of a fictional British Royal family. Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) […]