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Disney Teams With Starz For Streaming Bundle in Latin America

Walt Disney and Lionsgate’s Starz platform have partnered to produce a streaming subscription bundle targeted at Latin America. The offer ties together Disney+, Star+ and Starzplay for consumers in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The latest streaming bundling offer comes as online video platforms face increasing competition as they roll out worldwide […]

Lionsgate Nabs ‘Thieves’ Gambit’ Novel for Movie Adaptation

Lionsgate has picked up the movie adaptation rights to the upcoming YA thriller novel Thieves’ Gambit by author Kayvion Lewis, outbidding other suitors. Steven Caple Jr. is attached to direct the adaptation from Temple Hill Entertainment, with Caple Jr., Christina Hodson and Morgan Howell sharing the producer credits. Caple Jr. previously directed Creed II and is in […]

‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Casts ‘Euphoria’ Star Hunter Schafer

Euphoria actress Hunter Schafer has joined Lionsgate’s Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Schafer will play Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’ cousin and confidante, who advises him in everything — from his role as mentor to the core of his moral compass. She will appear onscreen opposite Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow (played by […]

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions Nab Sigourney Weaver’s ‘The Good House’

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired North American rights to The Good House from Amblin Partners, in association with Participant. The comic drama, starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline in the film adaptation of Ann Leary’s book, bowed at the Toronto Film Festival in 2021. The Good House is set for a theatrical bow on […]

Lionsgate Promotes Suzy Feldman to Exec VP Worldwide TV Marketing

The Lionsgate Television Group has promoted Suzy Feldman to executive vp worldwide TV marketing. Having joined the studio in 2015 and more recently served as senior vp, Feldman will continue to oversee Lionsgate’s TV content marketing, working with the global programming, production and sales teams, and the studio’s network and broadcast partners across all scripted […]

‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Sets Rachel Zegler to Star as Lucy Gray Baird

Lionsgate has cast Rachel Zegler, who played Maria in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, as Lucy Gray Baird in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel will debut in theaters worldwide Nov. 17, 2023. The company’s Hunger Games franchise had earned over $3 billion globally when it […]

Lionsgate to Spin Off Starz as Multiple Bidders Circle Pay TV Platform

It’s official: Lionsgate is holding talks with multiple bidders on a potential spin-off of its Starz premium pay TV and streaming platform from its studio operations. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer gave analysts an update on the studio’s plans to create two stand-alone companies so investors can value the Starz and studio assets separately. “We are […]

Lionsgate to Open $125M New Jersey Film Studio

Lionsgate is increasing its production footprint in the Tri-State area. The Hollywood studio is set to become the anchor tenant in a $125 million studio complex in Newark, New Jersey. The studio deal follows Lionsgate anchoring a $100 million studio complex in Yonkers, 20 minutes from Manhattan, built by Great Point Capital Management, a media-focused […]

Lionsgate, Paramount+ Ink Deal for ‘Ghosts’ Comedy Series

Lionsgate has sealed an exclusive subscription video-on-demand deal for Ghosts, the CBS comedy based on a British series of the same name. Ghosts is produced by Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions and CBS Studios. So there’s little surprise in Lionsgate partnering with Paramount Global and its streaming service Paramount+ on the U.S. SVOD […]

TelevisaUnivision Buys Streaming Rival Pantaya

TelevisaUnivision is bulking up in the streaming space as it continues preparations to launch its global streaming offering ViX+ later this year. The company has acquired the Spanish-language streamer Pantaya from Hemisphere Media Group. With a focus on movies, Pantaya had over 900,000 subscribers in 2021. Exact terms were not disclosed, but TelevisaUnivision will pay […]

Amazon Acquires ‘My Fake Boyfriend,’ ‘1Up’ From BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate (Exclusive)

Amazon Prime Video has acquired two films — My Fake Boyfriend and 1Up — from BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate for distribution beginning this summer. My Fake Boyfriend, a romantic comedy starring Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash), Dylan Sprouse (After We Collided) and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), will have its U.S. debut on June 15 after dropping five days earlier in Australia, […]

Roku, Apollo Among Bidders for Starz Stake as Lionsgate Mulls Options

Roku and Apollo Global Management have put in a bid for a minority stake in the Lionsgate-owned cable and streaming service Starz. Apollo and Roku are understood to be among multiple undisclosed bidders at this time, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. The joint bid between Roku and the private equity firm was first reported […]