|Wed, February 08, 2012 at 7:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Tyler Perry's 'GOOD DEEDS' is very happy to announce Good Deeds:Great Needs, an initiative to support Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides for homeless youth. Through GiftCardGiver.com, Good Deeds:Great Needs will be collecting unused gift cards and donating all collected to Covenant House.
In addition, Lionsgate will be making a financial donation to Covenant House for every share of the GOOD DEEDS trailer! So make sure to watch and share the video!
To learn more and share Good Deeds:Great Needs, visit http://www.gooddeedsgreatneeds.com.
GOOD DEEDS also presents fans the opportunity to win a Valentine's Date Night! Just head over to the GOOD DEEDS Facebook page and submit your "love story" for the chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card!
Contest can be found here:
TYLER PERRY'S GOOD DEEDS opens in theaters everywhere on February 24, 2012. The film stars Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, and Beverly Johnson with Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union.
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About The Film
A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that's expected of him for the life he's always really wanted.
A moving, uplifting drama about coincidence, courage, and the defining choices we make on our paths to happiness, TYLER PERRY'S GOOD DEEDS is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry, and stars Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, with Phylicia Rashad, and Gabrielle Union.
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|Wed, February 16, 2011 at 6:47 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lionsgate And Studiocanal Partner On Worldwide Distribution Rights To Over 550 Titles From The Renowned Miramax Film Library Including Such Critically Acclaimed Iconic Films As Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Shakespeare In Love, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, Life Is Beautiful, Kill Bill Volumes I And II And No Country For Old Men
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - LIONSGATE, a leading diversified filmed entertainment studio, Studiocanal and Miramax announced today that they have entered into a worldwide home entertainment distribution deal. Under the long-term deal, Lionsgate and Studiocanal will distribute more than 550 titles from the renowned Miramax film library via DVD, Blu-ray, EST and Internet Video On Demand (VOD), in addition to cable VOD internationally.
Lionsgate will partner with leading international distributor Studiocanal to distribute Miramax titles in the UK and Europe. The announcement was made by Steve Beeks, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lionsgate, Olivier Courson, Chief Executive Officer of Studiocanal and Mike Lang, Chief Executive Officer of Miramax.
"The Miramax library will be one of the most treasured jewels in our home entertainment crown," said Beeks. "With our longstanding commitment and expertise in aggressively managing library titles, we are thrilled to bring together under one roof such Miramax film icons as Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting with our existing classics such as Dirty Dancing and Monster's Ball to create what is unquestionably one of the most powerful and prestigious filmed entertainment libraries in the world. We are looking forward to working with Mike and his incredible team on this exciting venture."
"We are pleased to expand our existing partnership with Lionsgate to encompass this exciting new venture with Miramax," said Courson."The Miramax library features some of the best of American independent cinema, representing a wonderful mix of creative excellence, award winning films and commercial successes. The Miramax slate is a perfect fit for Studiocanal's core values and vision and we believe it will resonate with European audiences."
"With their expertise and success in the home entertainment marketplace, we consider both Lionsgate and Studiocanal to be the perfect partners to distribute these films," says Lang. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with them as we work to expand the availability of our library across all platforms to reach new audiences around the world."
The first home entertainment release under the deal will be The Switch in the US, the romantic comedy about friendship, fertility and family, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, which will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and available for digital download on March 15th.
The deal with Miramax continues to build on Lionsgate's tremendous success distributing third party product from some of the most prominent libraries in the world, including Studiocanal. Consisting of approximately 13,000 motion picture titles and television episodes, Lionsgate has one of the largest and most prestigious libraries in the entertainment industry with titles including Dirty Dancing, Memento, Monster's Ball, Crash and Rambo. Lionsgate has noted that the Company has achieved record library revenue for five consecutive years through a combination of organic replenishment and strategic acquisitions and distribution deals, despite a challenging marketplace
|Sun, February 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
TORONTO - Lionsgate Entertainment is searching for non-core assets to sell to pay down debt.
The Vancouver-based mini-studio is looking to ease potential investor worries over its balance sheet, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer signaled Thursday.
"In an industry that's changing rapidly, with uncertainty about how product will be windowed and priced, we're rigorously evaluating all areas of our business to determine which assets are generating strong and EBITDA and income," he told analysts during a morning conference call.
"At the same time, we're looking at which non-core assets don't meet that criteria and should be monetized to strengthen our balance sheet, and support investment in higher-growth segments of our business," Feltheimer added.
Possible assets sales follow Lionsgate waging a drag-out battle for control of the company with lead shareholder Carl Icahn, a longtime critic of the mini-studio's senior management and its corporate strategy.
Lionsgate execs also signaled that the mini-studio will invest less money in movie production and P&A costs during the next year and use more third-party financing, as it looks to mitigate risk in a changing industry landscape.
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|Wed, August 04, 2010 at 9:22 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
This October, one of the biggest, most successful horror franchises in movie history arrives in theaters in vivid, chilling 3-D with the release of Lionsgate's SAW 3D.
As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror...
The first theatrical feature to be shot exclusively on the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system, SAW 3D brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before. The film stars Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell and Sean Patrick Flannery. SAW 3D is directed by Kevin Greutert, produced by Oren Koules, Mark Burg and Gregg Hoffman. SAW 3D is a Lionsgate Release. Twisted Pictures Presents a Burg/Koules/Hoffman Production.
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|Wed, July 21, 2010 at 11:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Check out this new trailer for 'The Expendables' where Jason Statham's character deals with a few unsavory characters on a basketball court.
|Mon, November 09, 2009 at 7:59 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
TORONTO - Higher TV revenue and lower theatrical marketing costs helped Lionsgate on Monday swing back into a second-quarter profit.
Vancouver-based Lionsgate posted $31.7 million in earnings, or 27 cents a share, for the three months to Sept. 30, against a loss of $52 million, or 44 cents a share, in 2008.
Second-quarter revenue was up 3% to $393.6 million, against a year-earlier $380.7 million, helped by $27.7 million in new revenue from TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com.
Lionsgate also saw theatrical marketing costs fall 66% during the second quarter to $37.6 million, against $109.7 million in 2008.
And TV revenue rose 30% to $88.9 million, as the studio continues to diversify away from theatrical film to small-screen production and hits such as Showtime's "Weeds" and AMC's "Mad Men."
Elsewhere, overall motion picture revenue was down 11% to $277.1 million, as theatrical revenue fell 11% to $30.3 million. Lionsgate released "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" and "Gamer," against four wide releases in Q2 2008.
Lionsgate's home entertainment revenue from the motion picture segment also slid during the latest quarter, down 25% to $123.4 million. That was offset by TV revenue in the motion pictures segment rising 10% to $68.2 million, and Mandate Pictures contributing revenue up 21% to $25.7 million on titles that included "Horsemen," "Passengers" and "Whip It."
Second-quarter international revenue was off 4% to $27.5 million.
"As anticipated, we had another strong financial quarter, showing what we can achieve from our diversified portfolio of businesses as we benefited from strong contributions from our...More Lionsgate
|Thurs, May 14, 2009 at 12:58 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Check out the trailer for Tyler Perry's latest film, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, in theatres Sept. 11, 2009.
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When Madea, America’s favorite pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April’s basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith…and even true love.
An uplifting drama infused with music and Tyler Perry’s trademark mixture of laughter and heart, I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF stars Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Brian White, Hope Olaide Wilson, Adam Rodriguez, Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye and Frederick Siglar, and features dramatic and musical performances by Gladys Knight, Marvin Winans and Mary J. Blige, who performs an original song penned by chart-topping R&B writer/performer/producer, Ne-Yo.
|Thurs, March 26, 2009 at 9:01 AM|
Studio Acquires Worldwide Rights To Writer/Director Nzingha Stewart's Adaptation of Landmark Play By Ntozake Shange
Santa Monica, CA - LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE:LGF) , a leading next generation filmed entertainment studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights for a planned screen version of the award-winning play FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF. The studio acquired rights to both the 1975 stage play by Ntozake Shange, and the adapted screenplay written by Nzingha Stewart, who will direct the film. The announcement was made by Joe Drake, Lionsgate President, Motion Picture Group, and Co-Chief Operating Officer.
The acquisition reflects Lionsgate's leadership role in producing and distributing a diverse roster of motion pictures about black characters. The film joins an upcoming release slate that includes the Sundance Film Festival triple award winner PRECIOUS; the documentary MORE THAN A GAME; and the next two films in the Tyler Perry franchise, TYLER PERRY'S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF and TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?
Said Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production Mike Paseornek, "FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF was a milestone in modern American theatre, and it speaks as powerfully today as it did when it was first performed in New York in 1975. Nzingha Stewart has written a masterful adaptation of Ntozake Shange's original play, and Lionsgate is very excited about introducing this remarkable work to a new generation via the big screen."
Commented Stewart, "I am delighted by Lionsgate's enthusiastic support for my film of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF. It is wonderful to know that I am embarking on this journey with this dynamic, innovative studio behind me."
The deal was negotiated by Robert Melnik, Lionsgate Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, on behalf of Lionsgate; Lisa Davis of Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz PC, on behalf of Shange; and by Ryan Nord- Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matloff and Fishman LLP and Charles King of The William Morris Agency, on behalf of Stewart. Stewart is represented by Neda Niroumand and Vince Cirrincione of Vincent Cirrincione Associates.
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF brings to the screen Ntozake Shange's Obie Award-winning play, a poetic exploration of what is to be of color and a female in this world.
Lionsgate is a leading next generation studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company is leveraging its content leadership and marketing expertise through the recent acquisition of TV Guide Network, one of the 25 most widely distributed cable networks, and partnerships that include the FEARnet branded VOD and Internet horror channel with Sony and Comcast, the expected fall 2009 launch of EPIX, a new premium entertainment channel with partners Viacom and MGM, investment in the leading young men's digital distribution platform Break.com, the recent acquisition of the content and navigation portal TV Guide.com, ownership of the premier independent television syndication company Debmar-Mercury and an alliance with independent filmed entertainment production and distribution company Roadside Attractions.
The Company is an industry market share leader at the North American theatrical box office for calendar 2009 to date, propelled by such theatrical box office successes as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide');">Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious