Lionsgate Premiere

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Lionsgate Premiere
Division
Industry Motion picture
Founded 2015; 3 years ago (2015)
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Key people
  • Jean McDowell
  • Tim Pallen
  • Adam Sorensen
Products Film distribution
Parent Lionsgate Films
(Lionsgate)
Website lionsgate.com

Lionsgate Premiere is the specialty film division of entertainment company Lionsgate Films that specializes in direct-to-video and direct-to-VOD films. The company will release films theatrically and through the video on demand market and streaming services.[1]

Background[edit]

On April 1, 2015, Lionsgate confirmed they had launched a new speciality division to release films theatrically, through video on demand and streaming services and streaming platforms. Marketing for the new label will be headed by Lionsgate senior VP of marketeting and research Jean McDowell. Lionsgate marketing officer Tim Palen will help with the promotional efforts. Adam Sorensen manager of sales, will take charge of Lionsgate Premiere’s distribution.[1] That same month, it was announced several of Grindstone Entertainment Group's films would be released under the label.[2] The division will also release select films by CBS Films as part of the distribution partnership with parent company Lionsgate, with the first release being Get a Job.[3][4] Premiere and Hulu teamed to release Joshy.[5]

Films[edit]

Release Date Title Notes Reference
August 21, 2015 She's Funny That Way [6]
September 4, 2015 Dragon Blade [7]
September 18, 2015 Cooties [8]
October 9, 2015 Knock Knock [9]
November 13, 2015 Heist [10]
December 11, 2015 Don Verdean [11]
December 18, 2015 Extraction [12]
January 22, 2016 Exposed [13]
February 5, 2016 Misconduct [14]
March 25, 2016 Get a Job
April 22, 2016 Precious Cargo [15]
May 13, 2016 Under the Gun co-distribution with Epix [16][17]
May 20, 2016 Manhattan Night [18]
June 3, 2016 Urge [19]
June 24, 2016 The Duel [20]
July 1, 2016 Marauders [21]
August 12, 2016 Joshy co-distribution with Hulu [5][22]
August 12, 2016 Blood Father [23]
August 19, 2016 Imperium [24]
September 16, 2016 Operation Avalanche [25]
October 7, 2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins [26]
October 21, 2016 The Whole Truth [27]
November 18, 2016 Life on the Line
December 2, 2016 Man Down [28]
December 16, 2016 Solace [29]
January 6, 2017 Arsenal
April 7, 2017 Aftermath [30][31]
May 26, 2017 Black Butterfly
June 30, 2017 Inconceivable
July 21, 2017 First Kill
September 1, 2017 Unlocked
September 8, 2017 Rememory
November 17, 2017 Cook-Off!
January 12, 2018 Acts of Violence
April 6, 2018 Spinning Man [32]
May 25, 2018 Future World [33]
July 6, 2018 Bleeding Steel
August 17, 2018 Down a Dark Hall [34]
August 31, 2018 Reprisal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lang, Brent (April 1, 2015). "Lionsgate Launches Premiere Label, Jean McDowell to Head Marketing". Variety.com. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment Expands and Extends Partnership with Emmett/Furla for Additional 10 Films". PrNewswire.com. April 9, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Anne (November 13, 2014). "CBS Films Partners with Lionsgate Following Layoffs". Indiewire.com. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 3, 2016). "'Get a Job' Trailer: Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller Look for Work". TheHollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Busch, Anita (March 1, 2016). "Lionsgate, Hulu Acquire Comedy 'Joshy'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Owen Wilson Jennifer Aniston Comedy Shes Funny That Way Nabbed By Lionsgate Premiere Exclusive". awardchannel.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. 
  7. ^ Evry, Max (June 22, 2015). "New Trailer for Dragon Blade, Starring Jackie Chan and John Cusack". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ Woods, Kevin. "Cooties to open Stanley Film Festival; hits theaters/VOD in September - Horror Movie News | Arrow in the Head". Joblo. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Lionsgate Publicity". Lionsgate Publicity. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  10. ^ Meriah DotyEditorSeptember 18, 2015 (1995-09-21). "See Robert De Niro Get Targeted in 'Heist' (Trailer Exclusive)". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  11. ^ Rama (October 20, 2015). "Here's DON VERDEAN Poster Featuring Sam Rockwell. The Trailer Arrives Next Week!". RamaScreen.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ Evans, Greg. "[Video] 'Extraction' Trailer: Kellan Lutz Saves Bruce Willis And The Free World". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Exposed". AppleTrailers.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ Evry, Max (December 17, 2015). "Misconduct Trailer and Poster, Starring Al Pacino & Anthony Hopkins". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  15. ^ Holub, Christian (2016-02-25). "Bruce Willis is an evil crime boss in Precious Cargo trailer". EW.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ "EPIX Acquires Hard-Hitting Breakout Sundance Film Festival Documentary "Under the Gun"". BusinessWire.com. February 18, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  17. ^ Crust, Kevin (April 24, 2016). "Every single movie coming out this summer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  18. ^ Horst, Carole (February 13, 2016). "Berlin: Adrien Brody Starring Thriller 'Manhattan Nocturne' Sells Worldwide". Variety. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  19. ^ Billington, Alex (May 4, 2016). "First Trailer for Crazy Drug Thriller 'Urge' Featuring Pierce Brosnan". Firstshowing.net. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  20. ^ Collis, Clark (April 27, 2016). "Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson face off in Western The Duel -- exclusive poster and trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  21. ^ Carbone, Gina (June 1, 2016). "'Marauders': See the Trailer and Poster for Bruce Willis Heist Movie". Movie Fone. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Joshy Sundance 2016 Film Review". The Film Stage. January 26, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  23. ^ Evry, Max (July 7, 2016). "New Blood Father Trailer and Poster Featuring Mel Gibson". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  24. ^ Collis, Clark (June 28, 2016). "Imperium: Daniel Radcliffe is an undercover FBI agent in exclusive poster". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  25. ^ Murthi, Vikram (July 21, 2016). "'Operation Avalanche' Trailer: Alt-History Doc Goes Behind-The-Scenes of Faking the Moon Landing". Indiewire.com. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  26. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (May 14, 2016). "Lionsgate adopts 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' for US". Screen Daily. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  27. ^ Billington, Alex (September 20, 2016). "First Trailer for Legal Thriller 'The Whole Truth' Starring Keanu Reeves". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Man Down". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  29. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 6, 2016). "Grindstone Lands Anthony Hopkins-Starrer 'Solace' As Pic Escapes Relativity Orbit". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 6, 2016. 
  30. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (November 4, 2015). "Emmett/Furla/Oasis & Darren Aronofsky Ready Arnold Schwarzenegger Revenge Drama '478' – AFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  31. ^ Romano, Nick (February 7, 2017). "Arnold Schwarzenegger seeks retribution in Aftermath trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Spinning Man". Lionsgate Publicity. Retrieved February 7, 2018. 
  33. ^ "Future World". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 
  34. ^ "Down a Dark Hall". Lionsgate. Retrieved April 9, 2018. 

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