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Lionsgate TV inks first-look deal with industry veteran Robert Greenblatt

US-based Lionsgate has signed a first-look TV deal with Robert Greenblatt, the former chairman of both NBC Entertainment and WarnerMedia Entertainment. Under the agreement, Greenblatt will develop and produce TV projects for Lionsgate through his new production company, The Green Room. The veteran exec has previously held roles at the top of broadcast networks NBC […]

Lionsgate buys into ‘Project Runway’ & ‘Paddington’ prodco Spyglass

Lionsgate has acquired a 20% stake in US-based Spyglass Media Group in a move that also sees it picking up a first-look TV deal and a library of around 200 feature film titles. As part of what the two companies are calling a “strategic alliance,” Lionsgate struck a multi-year first-look TV arrangement with the LA […]

Starz promotes Superna Kalle to president of international networks

US-based Starz has upped streaming chief Superna Kalle to become president of international networks. Kalle, who was previously EVP of international digital networks at the Lionsgate-owned company, has led the global expansion of streamer Starzplay, which is now in 58 countries. She continues to report into Starz president & CEO Jeffrey Hirsch and oversees all […]

Lionsgate hires Amazon Prime alum to lead US distribution

Lionsgate has hired a former Amazon Prime Video exec to lead its North American distribution operations, following a restructuring of the division. Ryan Lowerre becomes president of domestic TV & digital distribution and will be responsible for overseeing the company’s 17,000-title film and TV show library in the US and Canada. Lionsgate said the appointment […]

Lionsgate boards Blackbox Multimedia drama ‘Costa’

US-Canadian entertainment company Lionsgate has signed on to co-produce and distribute Blackbox Multimedia’s supernatural crime drama Costa. The series, written by Gaby Chiappe (The Beast Must Die) and Alex Perrin (The Level), tells the story of a woman and her three children who flee from violence to the Costa del Sol. However, far from being the sanctuary they […]

Lionsgate ups distribution exec duo in linear & streaming content push

Lionsgate has promoted Kate Nexon and Chase Brisbin to the positions of EVP of domestic television & digital distribution and EVP of international television & digital distribution, respectively. The company said that the promotions were part of its ongoing efforts to capitalise on the growing demand for quality content in the global streaming and linear […]

TBI In Conversation: How Pete McTighe’s ‘The Pact’ moves past the pandemic

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to Pete McTighe, creator of new BBC thriller The Pact, about weaving Covid into the narrative and why emotion trumps procedure when it comes to crime drama. British screenwriter and producer Pete McTighe has worked on a range of high-profile dramas, from UK sci-fi Doctor Who to Australian prison […]

Lionsgate appoints Craig Piligian to lead unscripted TV business

Veteran producer Craig Piligian has signed a new long-term agreement with Lionsgate, which will see him become president of the company’s unscripted TV business, while continuing on as CEO of US-based Pilgrim Media Group. The deal will also see Piligian expand his remit to become chair of Pilgrim Media Group. In his new role as […]

Netflix “doubles down” on docusoaps with renewals for ‘Selling Sunset’ & ‘Bling Empire’ & new commissions for their creators

Netflix has renewed LA-based docusoaps Selling Sunset and Bling Empire and ordered two new projects from their respective production companies, with the streamer announcing it is doubling down on the genre. Selling Sunset is produced by Done and Done Productions and Lionsgate and follows LA realtors at The Oppenheim Group as they compete in a […]

Vuulr names Lionsgate alum Thomas Hughes CEO Americas as first US office opens

Online content marketplace Vuulr has hired Lionsgate alum Thomas Hughes as its CEO for the Americas as it opens its first US office in Los Angeles. He will be responsible for building a local team focused on serving Hollywood, as well as all content owners and creators across North and Latin America, and will report […]

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