Starz adds Netflix, Lionsgate execs to top team

Starz, a Lionsgate company, has added Netflix’s Darren Nielson and Lionsgate’s Jeff Cooke to its International Digital Networks team. Nielson (pictured) will join as senior VP of distribution and business development. Based in the company’s Santa Monica office, he will lead this element of the business for the Starz-branded digital and linear services and channels. […]

Starzplay to launch branded channels in France, Italy & Spain

Lionsgate-owned subscription video-on-demand service Starzplay has struck agreements to launch branded channels in France, Italy and Spain following its earlier launches in the UK and Germany. “We’re pleased to report a strong quarter with continued robust free cash flow and solid contributions from all of our businesses,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer as the company […]

Lionsgate inks first-look deal with faith-based trio

Lionsgate has signed a multi-platform film and TV first-look deal with Andrew and Jon Erwin and producing partner Kevin Downes, to serve its faith-based programming. As part of the multi-year agreement, the Erwin Brothers and Downes will develop, produce and direct feature films and television programming for the company under their newly-created Kingdom banner. The […]

Lionsgate strikes deal with Dear White People’s Simien

Lionsgate has unveiled an overall deal with Justin Simien, creator, writer and producer of feature film turned comedy drama TV series Dear White People (the TV series was produced by Lionsgate for Netflix). Under the terms of the deal, Simien will develop and produce original programming for the Lionsgate Television Group. “We’re thrilled to expand […]

Stan & Lionsgate strike multi-year content deal

Australian streamer Stan and Lionsgate have a new licensing agreement that will bring a robust slate of upcoming Starz original series and hundreds of hours of additional Lionsgate and Starz premium programming to the service. With the move, Stan becomes the Australian home of Starz Originals. The agreement marks the latest step in the continued […]

Lionsgate takes majority stake in 3 Arts

Lionsgate has acquired a majority stake in talent management and production company 3 Arts Entertainment. The transaction is effective immediately and creates a platform which combines a global distribution infrastructure, production capabilities and developed talent partnerships. With the move, 3 Arts will continue to operate under the leadership of its partners with an operating board. […]

Lionsgate signs TV deal with Two and a Half Men’s Tannenbaums

Lionsgate has made a multiyear television deal with Two and a Half Men (pictured) producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. The Tannebaums will create scripted programming for the studio through their Tannenbaum Company production banner. The duo’s production outfit has been based at CBS Television Studios for the past eight years, where they produced Two and a […]

Lionsgate’s Beggs: broadcast still ‘most lucrative’ for drama

Broadcast will remain a highly relevant platform for scripted drama, with some types of show better-suited to the syndication model than sales to streaming platforms, according to Kevin Beggs (right), chairman of independent producer Lionsgate. Speaking at the opening of the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Beggs said that the choice of distribution […]

TRX signs Lionsgate catalogue

Online rights trading platform TRX has reached an agreement with studio Lionsgate to carry 1300 hours of programming on its service. The deal adds to a roster of more than 600 buyers and 100 distributors that have already registered for the TRX service since its launch, including BBC Worldwide, Sky Vision, All3Media, Cineflix, Off the Fence and Beta Films. TRX […]

Lionsgate talk show among new Netflix unscripted duo

Netflix is set to add two new unscripted original productions, including a talk show by Lionsgate and documentary on the Paris attacks named November 13. The Lionsgate talk show, named Norm Macdonald Has a Show, will run for ten episodes and is being produced by the titular comedian’s production outfit Anchor Spud Productions. The prodco […]

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