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Lionsgate inks deal with LeapFrog

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Lionsgate has cut a multiyear deal with LeapFrog Enterprises -- which develops technology-based learning products -- to develop, produce and distribute direct-to-DVD feature films.

Lionsgate also has acquired home entertainment distribution rights to LeapFrog's catalog; five previous DVD releases have sold more than 4 million units.

With last week's signing of a distribution agreement with HIT Entertainment, Lionsgate is now looking at capturing 15% of the nontheatrical family home entertainment business.