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LIONSGATE ACQUIRES TELEVISION RIGHTS TO THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES CROSSFIRE BY AWARD WINNING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY

Lionsgate is home to the highly successful book-to-television series Orange is the New Black which debuted on Netflix to critical acclaim in July and was picked up for a second season before its premiere. The studio also produces the blockbuster movie franchises Hunger Games and Twilight which have collectively grossed more than $4 billion at the box office worldwide.

The project was brought to Lionsgate by producers Jeremy Bolt of Impact Pictures ( Resident Evil, Pompeii) and Stephanie Johnson of Clover Entertainment, Inc.

SYNOPSISThe CROSSFIRE series centers on Eva Tramell, a young up-and comer in the advertising world, and billionaire businessman, Gideon Cross who are both trying to overcome their devastating and abusive pasts.  As they are intensely drawn to one another, both physically and emotionally, the two must find a way to heal each other in order to move on and establish a healthy romantic relationship. Populated with a diverse cast of secondary characters and a vibrant Manhattan setting, CROSSFIRE is both a contemporary and timeless tale of love and the fight for redemption.

ABOUT SYLVIA DAY Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels sold in 40 countries. Day is a #1 bestseller in 20 countries .  She is presently serving as President of Romance Writers of America, an association of 10,0000 writers.

ABOUT LIONSGATELionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 28 television shows on 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and Orange Is The New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Tyler Perry's Temptation, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods and Arbitrage. Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

www.lionsgate.com

MEDIA CONTACT:    Kinley CrossLIONSGATE   310-255-4089 kcross@lionsgate.com

Leah Krantzler                           The Lippin Group for LIONSGATE 323-965-1990 lkrantzler@lippingroup.com

For corporate inquiries, please contact: Peter D. WilkesLIONSGATE310-255-3726 pwilkes@lionsgate.com

SOURCE Lionsgate

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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