Lionsgate Reports Home Entertainment Job Cuts as Studio Transitions to Digital Platforms

2:06 PM PST 06/06/2011 by Etan Vlessing
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Lionsgate confirms it reduced its home entertainment division by ten jobs on May 20 as it transitions from packaged media to digital platforms to market boxoffice performers like The Expendables and its Tyler Perry film franchise.

TORONTO -- Lionsgate Entertainment on Monday confirmed media reports of recent layoffs, indicating ten employees, or 2% of its 500-strong workforce, have left its home entertainment division.

But sources at Lionsgate insist the May 20 layoffs were partly offset by new hires on the digital side of the mini-studio’s business as it transitions from packaged media to digital platforms.

Vancouver-based Lionsgate also said the workforce reduction was a one-time event, and not part of an on-going cull.

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