SANTA MONICA, Calif.
July 16, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- In a move to further strengthen its worldwide distribution infrastructure, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, has extended its multiyear output agreement with Roadshow Films, Village Roadshow Limited's theatrical distribution arm in
, the two companies announced today.
The agreement builds on the successful partnership formally launched in 2012 with such hits as the first two installments of the global blockbuster
was one of the top three international territories for both films.
The new output deal features a muscular Lionsgate slate that includes
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 & 2
, respectively, starring Academy Award winner
, the action comedy
The Power Rangers
films from Lionsgate's partnership with
to produce a series of live action films based on the iconic
"We're pleased to extend our relationship with one of the premier distributors in
and delighted to bring them the most exciting feature film slate in our Company's history," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Patrick Wachsberger and
and Lionsgate International COO
." Our portfolio of tentpole franchises, potential franchises and star-driven event films will create tremendous opportunities for both companies in
in the years to come."
"We're thrilled to extend our longstanding relationship with Patrick, Rob, Andrew and the entire Lionsgate team," said
, Managing Director of Roadshow Films. "Lionsgate has emerged as a major force in the global marketplace in recent years and is an important supplier of some of the most commercially exciting films in the world. Looking at their upcoming slate, we believe that the best is yet to come."
Lionsgate's global distribution infrastructure is positioned to capitalize on the continued growth of the international theatrical box office and encompasses output deals in major territories covering 80% of the world's movie-going population outside
, self-distribution in the UK, the IDC joint venture serving
and the studio's partnership in the Celestial Tiger platform serving
and Southeast Asia. Lionsgate's Summit label films are distributed in
Lionsgate 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 over 30 television shows on more than 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning
, the comedy
, the network series
, the syndication success
The Wendy Williams Show
and the critically-acclaimed hit series
Orange is the New Black
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
, the first installment of the
Now You See Me
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
The Expendables 2
, Roadside Attractions'
and Pantelion Films' breakout hit
Instructions Not Included
, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
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.