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LIONSGATE PARTNERS WITH NET-A-PORTER.COM TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE FASHION COLLECTION INSPIRED BY "THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE"

NEW YORK and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, and NET-A-PORTER, the world's premier online luxury fashion and beauty retailer, today announced an exclusive fashion partnership for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the highly anticipated second film of the global blockbuster "The Hunger Games" franchise.

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The luxury clothing line "Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville" consists of 16 ready-to-wear pieces as well as jewelry and leather goods inspired by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and designed by Trish Summerville, the film's Costume Designer.  The collection will be available exclusively on NET-A-PORTER this fall in time for the film's worldwide release on November 22, 2013.

"I am extremely proud of the designs that we created for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and there's no partner more appropriate for 'Capitol Couture' than the world's most cutting-edge luxury retailer," Summerville said.  "I can't wait to share it with the public through this exclusive partnership with Lionsgate and NET-A-PORTER."

Holli Rogers, Fashion Director, NET-A-PORTER.COM, stated, "When we were approached by Lionsgate to offer the collection by Trish Summerville to our customers exclusively, we jumped at the chance.  Our customers take their style cues from myriad sources, from the latest runway shows and street trends to TV and film.  Fashion plays an important role in 'The Hunger Games' series and is especially prevalent in 'Catching Fire', and fans of the franchise will see the film reference in the collection.  This is also brilliant fashion in its own right, and we're delighted to provide our customers with the chance to purchase limited-edition pieces designed by one of the most original costume designers in the industry today."

Tim Palen, Lionsgate's Chief Marketing Officer, said, "In the world of 'The Hunger Games,' one of the ways the Capitol defines itself is through fashion.  When we launched Capitol Couture online (capitolcouture.pn), it took off and quickly became an out-of-world experience for both fans of the franchise and those obsessed with the future of fashion.  Trish Summerville's Capitol Couture collection for NET-A-PORTER is a brilliant, elegant and chic extension of this effort."

Summerville will be honored this evening as Costume Designer of the Year on behalf of her work for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the 10th Annual Style Awards, which kicks off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.  Summerville has also won the Costumer Designer's Guild Award for her work on director David Fincher's 2011 film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."  She has designed award-winning costumes in music videos from top recording artists including Justin Timberlake, Pink, Janet Jackson and The Black Eyed Peas. Her work can also be seen on Showtime's " Ray Donovan" as well as in commercial campaigns for Apple, Nike, Heineken, Tanqueray, Volkswagen, Diet Coke and Chevrolet.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" stars Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence alongside Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael deBruyn based upon the novel "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" begins as Katniss Everdeen ( Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark ( Josh Hutcherson).  Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.  The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

The first installment of "The Hunger Games" was the 14th highest-grossing North American release of all time on its way to grossing nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office. 

"Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville" will be available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER in November.  Sign up to be notified of the arrival of the collection at: www.net-a-porter.com/capitolcouturecollection

ABOUT NET-A-PORTER.COMNET-A-PORTER was launched in June 2000 and has since established itself as the world's premier online luxury fashion destination. Presented in the style of a fashion magazine, NET-A-PORTER features collections from over 350 of the world's most coveted designers, including Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Miu Miu and Stella McCartney. In 2013, NET-A-PORTER added beauty as a new category. With its acclaimed editorial format, express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (including same-day delivery to Manhattan and London), luxurious packaging and easy returns, NET-A-PORTER offers an unparalleled shopping experience.

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 channels and international distribution and sales.  Lionsgate currently has 28 shows on 20 networks including such critically acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning "Mad Men," "Nurse Jackie," "Anger Management," the network series " Nashville," "The Wendy Williams Show" and the critically-acclaimed new series "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: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Warm Bodies, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, Arbitrage and the Pantelion Films breakout hit Instructions Not Included.

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.  The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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