Lionsgate, Fox Networks Sign Latin America Movie Output Deal

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The 'Divergent' studio will supply first-run films for Fox's pay TV and cable channels across the region.

Lionsgate has signed a movie output deal with Fox Networks Group to supply first-run movies for Fox's pay TV and cable channels across the region.

Fox also will get access to titles from Lionsgate’s movie vault. The first pics to come from the deal include the Divergent and Insurgent films from the Divergent franchise, the Oscar-nominated drama Philomena and Pantelion titles including Ladrones, starring Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yanez.

"Our aim is always to garner maximum value from each of our titles, and this multiple-year output deal for pay TV and basic cable with such a major network in Latin America will enable our first-class programming to showcase widely across this important region," Lionsgate president international TV and digital distribution Peter Iacono said Thursday in a statement.

The deal was brokered by Iacono, with Lionsgate’s senior vp sales Maryann Pasante and Fox Network Group Latin America senior vp acquisitions Richard Rohrbach.