Lionsgate Films

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Lionsgate Films

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Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1962.

Countries: United States (56%), United Kingdom (15%), Canada (7%)

Main connections: The Expendables 3, The Hunger Games (film), Our Kind of Traitor (film)

Linked to: CineGroupe, StudioCanal, International Distribution Company

 

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1962

Cinépix Film Properties was founded in 1962 by John Dunning and Andre Link and was based in Montreal add something


1997

By 1997, Cinépix had a New York based U.S. distribution arm and 56 percent of Cine-Groupe, an animated film production company add something


1998

January 12, 1998 in Vancouver, British Columbia add something

 

Cinépix Film Properties was renamed to "'Lions Gate Films"' on January 12, 1998 add something


2000

In 2000, Giustra left the firm and it was taken over by Jon Feltheimer and Tom Ortenberg add something

 

Its first major box office success was "American Psycho" in 2000, which began a trend of producing and distributing films too controversial for the major American studios including "Lolita" add something

 

The two most notable acquisitions were Trimark Holdings in 2000 and Artisan Entertainment in 2003 add something


2004

And in 2004, for the first time ever, Lions Gate joined forces with independent rival United Artists in producing "Hotel Rwanda" add something

 

Lions Gate was a silent partner in 20th Century Fox's 2004 sci-fi film "The Day After Tomorrow" add something


2005

On August 1, 2005, Lions Gate Entertainment acquired the entire library of Modern Entertainment add something


2006

Dan Millman - In 2006, his first book, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior", was adapted to a film, "Peaceful Warrior," with Nick Nolte, distributed by Lionsgate Films and released by Universal Pictures in 2007


2007

Magna Pacific - In early 2007, Magna Pacific became the subject of a protracted takeover saga between Lionsgate Films and Destra Corporation In August 2007, Magna Pacific shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of Destra's proposed Scheme Of Arrangement


2008

Jansen Panettiere - His next film, "The Perfect Game", was going to be released in theaters on August 8, 2008, but Lionsgate Films decided to push it back to Spring 2009, almost a year after the original release date of April 22, 2008


2009

Lionsgate cut back its slate of films per year by four in February 2009 add something

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (film) - The project was first announced on December 10, 2009, in "Variety", when it was revealed that Natalie Portman would both star in the role of Elizabeth Bennet and produce, and that Lionsgate would finance and distribute


2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (film) - On November 3, 2010, the "Los Angeles Times" reported that Lionsgate had held meetings with Mike White, Neil Marshall and Jeffrey Blitz as potential directors


2011

MGM Interactive - In separate 2011 deals, the rights to MGM's completed films "Red Dawn" and "The Cabin in the Woods" were dealt to FilmDistrict as well as Lionsgate Films, respectively

 

The Hunger Games (film) - In November 2011, Lionsgate entered negotiations with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy to adapt the novel for screen, since the post-production schedule for "The Hunger Games" was too crowded for Ross and Collins to adapt the next film as originally planned


2012

Francis Lawrence - In April of 2012, Lionsgate Films announced that Lawrence had been selected to direct the film adaptation to the novel "Catching Fire"

 

The Hunger Games (film) - On April 20, 2012, Lionsgate and IMAX Corporation announced that due to "overwhelming demand", "The Hunger Games" would return to North American IMAX cinemas on April 27 for a further one-week engagement

 

Coriolanus (film) - The film was later released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United Kingdom by Lionsgate Films on 4 June 2012, containing the same bonus features found on the US release

 

The Expendables 2 - His score combined percussion and electronic elements with orchestral music, and was released as the 14-track album "The Expendables 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" by Lionsgate Records on $iTunes (iTunes_Store) on August 14, 2012


2013

On January 16, 2013, Lionsgate announced a low-budget film division that will be led by John Sacchi add something

 

The Expendables 3 - In June 2013, Lionsgate announced that the film would be released on August 15, 2014

 

On Thursday, November 22, 2013, Lions Gate released "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" add something


2014

The next film in the "Hunger Games" franchise, "Mockingjay: Part 1" is scheduled to be released in 2014 add something

 

Saban Capital Group - SB and Lionsgate Films announced in May 2014 they are partnering on a new Power Ranger feature picture to hopefully launch a series of Power Ranger films

 

The Expendables 3 - On July 31, 2014, the film's studio, Lionsgate, filed a lawsuit in California federal court against 10 anonymous individuals for copyright infringement

 

The Age of Adaline - On August 15, 2014, Lionsgate set the film for a January 23, 2015 worldwide release


2015

Lions Gate has recently acquired the rights to the independent horror franchise Rock Bottom Creek and will begin production in 2015 add something

 

On April 1, 2015, according to "Deadline", Lions Gate announced it has created its new label, "'Lionsgate Premiere"' add something

 

The Age of Adaline - The film was cinematically released on April 24, 2015 by Lionsgate

 

The Expendables 3 - In June 2015, Lionsgate settled in court with the operators of Played

 

Silkk the Shocker - On October 2, 2015 Silkk would announce via his Instagram that film production companies Grindstone Entertainment & Lionsgate Films would be distributing the movie More Money, More Problems & its release date would be November 3, 2015

 

Our Kind of Traitor (film) - In November 2015, Lionsgate acquired the US distribution rights to the film


2016

On May 2, 2016, according to "Deadline", Lions Gate announced it has teaming with eight international companies to launch the "'GlobalGate Entertainment"' consortium add something

 

Dear White People - On May 5, 2016, Lionsgate announced a deal to produce a series based on the film, distributed through Netflix

 

Our Kind of Traitor (film) - Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, and Alicia von Rittberg, the film was released in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2016 by Lionsgate

 

The Divergent Series: Allegiant - In July 2016, it was reported by Variety that following the poor box office performance of "Allegiant", Lionsgate are considering releasing "Ascendant" as a television movie that will wrap up the films' storylines and set up a spin-off television series


2017

Dylan O'Brien - In 2017, he will star opposite Michael Keaton in the upcoming CBS Films and Lionsgate Films adaptation of "American Assassin", an action-thriller in which he will portray the role of titular character Mitch Rapp

 

The Divergent Series: Allegiant - In August 2017, Starz and Lionsgate Television announced that they were beginning to develop the TV series

 

Chairman - Drake returned in October 2017 as Liongate's film group chairman add something


2019

Abduction (2011 film) - The film, Singleton's last before his death in 2019, was released by Lionsgate Films on September 23, 2011

 

The company laid off staff for theatrical marketing and publicity in its New York office and moving to end its participation as a partner in CodeBlack Films in January 2019 add something