Lionsgate U.K. to Finance, Co-Invest in at Least 25 British Films Over Four Years

Zygi Kamasa, Lionsgate U.K. CEO

European CEO Zygi Kamasa said he wanted to position independent British films at the "forefront of cinema worldwide."

Lionsgate U.K. and its European office CEO Zygi Kamasa revealed plans to invest in and co-finance a minimum of 25 British independent films over the next four years.

“I’m delighted to continue growing our business and leading the way in supporting British film," said Kamasa. "The U.K. is one of the most creatively exciting places in the world to be making movies right now, and we want to help position independent British films at the forefront of cinema worldwide."

Over the past three years, Lionsgate U.K. has invested in and released more than 20 British features with a combined production budget of over $225 million. Recent titles include A Little Chaos, Locke, Testament of Youth and The Railway Man.

Among its upcoming titles are Sundance hit Brooklyn and the Matthew Vaughn-produced Eddie the Eagle, starring Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. Lionsgate U.K. recently announced that it had taken U.K. rights to upcoming Victorian-era horror The Limehouse Golem, due to release in 2016.

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