Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Sign Contract Extensions

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Co-founders Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein have inked new long-term deals to stay at the TV studio.

Debmar-Mercury co-founders and co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein are staying put at Lionsgate after signing new long-term contracts, the TV studio announced Wednesday.

There's no word on the length or the terms of the new contracts, but the extensions follow the third-season renewal of the Craig Ferguson-hosted Celebrity Name Game and news that The Wendy Williams Show has been renewed for another three seasons.

Marcus and Bernstein joined Lionsgate when the studio acquired Debmar-Mercury in 2006. Debmar-Mercury focuses on TV syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets.

"Mort and Ira are fantastic partners, and we’re proud to extend our alliance with them for many years to come,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said in a statement.

Debmar-Mercury’s roster also includes FremantleMedia North America's Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud, which the company distributes in the U.S.

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