Lions Gate Entertainment


Lions Gate Entertainment

Infobox Company
company_name = Lions Gate Entertainment
company_
company_type = Public (NYSE|LGF)
foundation = Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1997)
location = Santa Monica, California, USA [http://investors.lionsgate.com/Contact.asp]
key_people = Frank Giustra (founder)
Jon Feltheimer (CEO)
Steve Beeks (President)
Michael R. Burns (Vice Chairman)
industry = Entertainment
products = Motion Pictures, television programming, home video, family entertainment, video-on-demand, digital distribution
revenue = gain$976.74 million USD (2007) [http://investors.lionsgate.com/FileDownload.asp?PressReleaseId=179]
operating_income = gain$41.944 million USD (2007)
net_income = gain$27.479 million USD (2007)
homepage = [http://www.lionsgate.com www.lionsgate.com]
:"Lionsgate redirects here. For other meanings, see "Lions' Gate (disambiguation)‎".Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., (often rendered as the logo LIONSGATE or "Lionsgate"), (nyse|LGF) is a Canadian entertainment company that originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. [cite web|url=http://www.lionsgate.com/investors/|title=Lionsgate Investors|publisher=Lionsgate|accessdate=2007-11-17] [cite web|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117942674.html?categoryid=13&cs=1|title=Lionsgate: The hidden enigma|publisher=Variety|accessdate=2007-11-17] As of 2007, it is the most commercially successful independent film and television distribution company in North America. [cite web|url=http://www.boxofficemojo.com/studio/|title=2007 Market Share and Box Office Results by Movie Studio|publisher=Box Office Mojo|accessdate=2007-11-17]

History

Lions Gate Films was formed in 1997 by Frank Giustra, a Vancouver investment banker hoping to capitalize on the growing film industry in his home town. The company bought a number of small production facilities and distributors, including Montreal-based Cinepix Film Productions, or CFP.

Its first major box office success was "American Psycho" in 2000, which began a trend of producing and distributing films far too controversial for the major American studios. Other notable films include included "Affliction", "Gods and Monsters", "Dogma", and the Michael Moore documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11", which became the studio's highest grossing film.

Lionsgate (now known as one word), along with MGM and Paramount Pictures/Viacom, will launch a new pay TV movie channel, that will rival HBO and Showtime. [ [http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6553111.html Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM to Roar with New Premium Channel] , "Multichannel.com", April 20 2008]

Giustra named the company after a hometown landmark - Vancouver's Lions' Gate Bridge, which links downtown to the North Shore.

The company is unrelated to Lion's Gate, the now-defunct Los Angeles-based studio and production company run by filmmaker Robert Altman in the 1970s. Coincidentally, it had been named after the same bridge in Vancouver, where Altman shot his 1969 feature, "That Cold Day in the Park."

Films

20th century

1998
*"Affliction"
*"Buffalo 66"
*"Gods and Monsters"
*"I Know I've Been Changed"
*"Mr. Jealousy"
*"Love and Death on Long Island"

1999
*"But I'm a Cheerleader"
*"Darkness Falls"
*"Dogma"
*"Red Violin, The" (USA distribution only)
*"I Can Do Bad All By Myself"

2000
*"Amores Perros"
*"American Psycho"
*"Blood and Roses"
*""
*"Bruiser"
*"Heavy Metal 2000"
*"Requiem for a Dream"
*"Shadow of the Vampire"
*"Songcatcher"

21st century

2001
*"Bully"
*"Lantana"
*"Lost and Delirious"
*"Monster's Ball"
*"O"
*"Tape"
*" Diary of a Mad Black Woman"

2002
*"American Psycho 2"
*"Biggie and Tupac"
*""
*"Dead Zone, The" (TV Series)
*"Irréversible"
*"Lovely & Amazing"
*"Rules of Attraction, The"
*"The Cat's Meow"
*"Wise Girls"

2003
*"Cooler, The"
*"High Tension"
*"House of 1000 Corpses"
*""
*"Madea's Class Reunion"
*"Monster Man"
*"Open Water (film)"
*"Shattered Glass"
*"Snow Walker, The"

2004
*"Cookout, The"
*"Cube Zero"
*""
*"Fahrenheit 9/11"
*"Fear of Clowns"
*"Godsend" (co-produced with 2929 Productions
*"Hotel Rwanda" (co-produced with United Artists)
*"Punisher, The" (co-productiion with Marvel Studios)
*"Saw"

2005
*"Alone in the Dark"
*"Crash"
*"Devil's Rejects, The"
*"Diary of a Mad Black Woman"
*"Happy Endings"
*"High Tension" (re-released in 2005 only, distribution only)
*"Hostel"
*"In the Mix"
*"Lord of War"
*"Pinocchio 3000"
*"Santa's Slay"
*"Saw II"
*"Tamara"
*"Waiting..."
*"Weeds" (TV Series)
*"Madea Goes to Jail"

2006
*"2001 Maniacs"
*"Akeelah and the Bee"
*"Arthur's Missing Pal"
*"Crank"
*"Dark Ride"
*"Descent, The"
*"Employee of the Month"
*"Hamiltons, The"
*"Hard Candy"
*"Invincible Iron-Man, The"
*""
*""
*"Madea's Family Reunion"
*"Saw III"
*"See No Evil"
*"Solar Attack"
*"Ultimate Avengers"
*"Ultimate Avengers 2"
*"U.S. vs. John Lennon, The" (co-produced with Paramount Pictures)
*"What's Done in the Dark"

2007
*""
*"All Together, The"
*"Blood Trails"
*""
*"Bug"
*"Captivity"
*"Catacombs"
*"Condemned, The"
*"Daddy's Little Girls"
*"Delta Farce"
*"Dishdogz"
*"Doctor Strange"
*"Drive-Thru"
*"Good Luck Chuck"
*"Happily N'Ever After"
*""
*""
*"Peaceful Warrior" (co-distributed in certain territories by Universal Pictures)
*"Pride"
*"Rise of the Dead
*"Saw IV"
*"Side Sho"
*"Sicko" (produced by The Weinstein Company)
*"Skinwalkers" (co-produced by After Dark Films)
*""
*"Teeth"
*"Trade"
*"War"
*"Why Did I Get Married?

2008
*"Rambo" (co-produced with The Weinstein Company) - January 25, 2008
*"The Eye" (co-produced with Paramount Vantage and Cruise/Wagner Productions) - February 1, 2008
*"The Bank Job" - March 7, 2008
*"Meet The Browns" (produced by The Tyler Perry Company) - March 21, 2008
*"The Forbidden Kingdom" (produced by China Film Co-Production Corporation and Relativity Media) - April 18, 2008
*"The Midnight Meat Train" (co-produced with Lakeshore Entertainment) - August 1, 2008
*"Disaster Movie" - August 29, 2008
*"" (co-production by Marvel Studios) - September 2, 2008
*"The Family That Preys" (produced by The Tyler Perry Company) - September 12, 2008
*"My Best Friend's Girl" - September 19, 2008
*"Religulous" (produced by Thousand Words) - October 3, 2008
*"W." - October 17, 2008
*"Saw V" (produced by Twisted Pictures) - October 24, 2008
*"Repo! The Genetic Opera" (produced by Twisted Pictures) - November 7, 2008
*"" (co-production with Marvel Studios) - December 5, 2008
*"The Spirit" - December 25, 2008
*"The Marriage Counselor"
*"The Perfect Game"

2009
*"A Jazz Man's Blues"
*"Heart"
*"Atlas Shrugged"
*"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
*"Madea Goes to Jail
*"The Descent 2"
*"Saw VI

TBD
*"Foodfight!"

Television

Lionsgate Television produced such series as "The Dead Zone", "Five Days to Midnight", "Weeds" and the Emmy Award-winning "Mad Men". Lionsgate also recently acquired TV syndication firm Debmar-Mercury.

tudios

* Lionsgate Studios

* The Lionsgate studio properties in Canada were sold to a private company and are now called North Shore Studios, and no longer have an affiliation with Lionsgate Entertainment. In 2006, the company acquired land in Rio Rancho, New Mexico for construction of a new studio facility.

Video

*Lionsgate Home Entertainment
**Family Home Entertainment

Has a home video library of more than 8000 films (many the result of output deals with other studios), including such titles as "Dirty Dancing", "Joshua Tree (1993 film)", "Total Recall", "On Golden Pond" and the "Rambo" series. Lions Gate also distributes "Will & Grace" and other NBC programs, Mattel's Barbie-branded videos and Clifford the Big Red Dog videos from the Scholastic Corporation.

Video properties currently owned by Lionsgate Home Entertainment include those from Family Home Entertainment, Vestron Video, Lightning Video (itself a Vestron company), and Magnum Entertainment.

References

ee also

* Artisan Entertainment (2000s).

External links

* [http://www.lionsgatefilms.com Official website]
* [http://www.lionsgatefilms.co.uk Official UK website]
* [http://forums.lgf.com/ Lions Gate Forums]


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