Lionsgate UK


Lionsgate UK taps senior Warner Bros. exec for sales

Lionsgate UK has hired Warner Bros. veteran Nicky Wood (pictured) as senior vice president and head of Europe, Middle East and Africa sales. Based in London, Wood will be responsible for heading up Lionsgate UK’s international television sales efforts to a broad range of digital and linear platforms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. […]

BBC links with Lionsgate to adapt The Play That Goes Wrong

BBC One has commissioned a six-part series based on theatre production The Play That Goes Wrong from Lionsgate UK, Big Talk Productions and Anthology Group-owned comedy producer Mischief Screen.  The series, entitled The Goes Wrong Show, sees The Cornley Drama Society undertaking another overly ambitious endeavour, held back by prolific over-actor Robert Grove, screen-hogging Sandra […]

Lionsgate UK & Clarke team for Kidulthood remake

Inspired by a social media post by Kidulthood creator Noel Clarke (pictured), Lionsgate UK is reteaming with the actor-writer’s prodco Unstoppable to bring the feature to television. The pair said the adaptation will stay true to the heart of the film franchise, but refreshes the concept for a new platform and a new catchment audience. […]

Lionsgate strikes another UK producer deal

The UK division of Lionsgate has continued its expansion with another producer deal, this time linking with TV and film outfit Bonafide. Lionsgate UK has sealed a first-look deal with the producer and will sell its content internationally. The UK-based producer has moved into TV and is making 1960s drama The Last Post, from Peter […]

Lionsgate buys into UK indie Potboiler

North America’s Lionsgate has bought into another UK prodco, this time taking a stake in film and television firm Potboiler Productions. The indie is run by Andrea Calderwood (Generation Kill, The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener), and Lionsgate UK has taken an unspecified equity stake in its fledgling TV drama […]

Idris Elba, Lionsgate UK to crown up-and-coming writer

Three finalists have been selected in the competition run by Lionsgate UK and Idris Elba prodco Green Door Productions to find a new generation of TV writers. Three projects have been chosen for The Write to Green Light competition, with an urban reworking of Cleopatra, a man coming back from the dead and mass murder […]

Lionsgate makes UK TV move with Kindle deal

The UK division of independent Hollywood studio Lionsgate has taken an equity stake in indie producer Kindle Entertainment, TBI can reveal. Kindle is the prodco founded by Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes, and makes kids shows including Hank Zipzer, Dixi (pictured below) and Dinopaws. The Lionsgate deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, gives the studio […]

UK hails Lionsgate’s London sales move

The British government has hailed a move that will see US studio Lionsgate relocate its international sales headquarters from Santa Monica to London. Several key executives including motion picture group executive VPs Wendy Reeds and Crystal Bourbeau are making the move to the English capital, with several more execs being recruited for the new base. […]

Amazon UK snags Mad Men and Lionsgate TV content

Amazon has struck a programming deal with Lionsgate UK for a range of content including Mad Men (left) and Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management. The exclusive deal means Amazon’s Prime Instant Video customers in the UK can stream the Lionsgate fare, which also includes comedy drama Weeds and country music drama Nashville. The agreement is […]

Wuaki adds Hunger Games, Expendables

European streaming service Wuaki.tv has added Lionsgate UK-distributed movies such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Expendables. The deal with Lionsgate UK will give Wuaki hundreds of hours of feature films, including recent releases and classic movies such as Pulp Fiction. Wuaki already offers movies from Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and […]