Lionsgate inks deal with Massify

To collaborate for feature film projects

TORONTO -- Lionsgate has pacted with online film collaboration Web site Massify to jointly develop feature film projects.

The Lionsgate incubator aims to tap Massify's online creative talent to produce film shorts or features.

The first project from the partnership is an unnamed comedy short/pilot to be developed as a feature film, complete with a user-generated script and creative talent yet to be attached.

"Massify's large and talented community of filmmakers make them an ideal partner to bolster our online initiatives," said Lionsgate digital division president Curt Marvis.