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Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer’s Pay Rises to $21.5M

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer saw his total compensation jump to $21.5 million for fiscal 2023, according to the company’s latest proxy filing disclosed Friday. That’s up from fiscal 2022 when Feltheimer received $5.6 million in total pay, and the $19.1 million he earned as part of his overall compensation package for fiscal 2021. Feltheimer’s 2023 […]

Lionsgate, Ebony Magazine to Launch FAST Channel

Lionsgate has inked a deal with the parent of Ebony magazine to launch a free ad-supported channel, Ebony TV by Lionsgate. The new FAST channel will offer premium content from Lionsgate’s library and will launch on Oct. 11 on Samsung TV Plus. “Ebony is the perfect partner to help bring our expansive library to a […]

Michael Jackson Biopic Lands at Universal for International

Universal has taken the international rights to Michael Jackson’s biopic, Michael. Lionsgate is behind the project, which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Jackson‘s nephew Jaafar Jackson will play him in the film about the singer’s life. The Universal deal encompasses all international rights, excluding Japan. Graham King, a seasoned hand at biopics with the Oscar-winning […]

‘The Crow’ Reboot Lands at Lionsgate

The Crow is flying over to Lionsgate, which will handle domestic distribution for the long-awaited reboot. Rupert Sanders directed the feature, with Bill Skarsgard starring as the titular character, which originally debuted in the late 1980s comics by James O’Barr. They centered on a man and his fiancée who are killed by a gang after […]

Steven Mnuchin’s Firm Buys Stake in Lionsgate: Is the Ex-Trump Official Plotting a Hollywood Comeback?

Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appears to be pursuing a return to the film business. In a securities filing Tuesday, a fund controlled by Mnuchin disclosed a 5.5 percent stake in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s Class A voting shares. Mnuchin’s fund acquired the stake in the parent company of Lionsgate and Starz on the open […]

Lionsgate Ups Adam Frank, Jill Anderson to Lead Transactional Home Entertainment Business

Lionsgate has promoted studio veterans Adam Frank and Jill Anderson to lead its worldwide transactional home entertainment business across electronic sell-through, video-on-demand and packaged media. Frank has been upped to executive vp, global partner management, sales and distribution, where he will head up digital and packaged media operations and sales, licensing and strategic planning for […]

Lionsgate, STXfilms Unveil Pact for Domestic Movie Releases

Lionsgate and STX Entertainment have unveiled a distribution partnership to release and market films and library titles across North America. Terms of the domestic distribution pact where not disclosed, but Lionsgate will handle marketing and releases for future STX theatrical releases in the U.S. and Canada, as well as distribute STX’s 75-title library across all […]

Lionsgate Brings Back Mask Mandates in Office

Is it starting again? A Hollywood studio has instituted a mask mandate for its employees in light of the current COVID wave. Lionsgate sent an email to staff asking them to mask up on certain floors of its Santa Monica office after several employees caught the virus. The studio is also asking employees to conduct self-screening before […]

Lionsgate Delays Expected Starz Separation Date to Next Year

Lionsgate has unveiled its first quarter financial results as talks continue with multiple bidders on a possible sale or spinoff of the premium cable and streaming platform Starz or its studio business. But a potential transaction that separates Lionsgate and Starz, which Wall Street has anticipated for well over a year, has now been pushed […]

John Wick ‘Continental’ Trailer Reveals Mel Gibson’s Mysterious Villain

Below is the official trailer for the upcoming John Wick spinoff series from from director and executive producer Albert Hughes. The Continental: From the World of John Wick is Peacock’s three-part limited series, set roughly 40 years before the events in the John Wick feature film saga. Continental focuses on events surrounding a hotel for […]

Lionsgate Snags ‘Conners’ Rights for Streaming, Syndication

The Conners is headed to streaming and syndication. Lionsgate’s Worldwide Television Distribution Group and Debmar-Mercury are teaming with the ABC comedy’s producer, Werner Entertainment, for a licensing deal. The former will handle streaming — including SVOD, AVOD and FAST outlets — and basic cable distribution, while Debmar-Mercury will take on broadcast syndication in the United States. […]

Entertainment One Film/TV Chief Steve Bertram to Depart Amid Lionsgate Acquisition

Steve Bertram is leaving Entertainment One as president, film & television after Hasbro unveiled a deal to sell the content division to Lionsgate for $500 million. “With the business transitioning to a new owner, the time is right for me to move on,” Bertram told staff in an internal memo obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. […]