Lionsgate Television

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Lionsgate Television
Television division
Headquarters North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Parent Lions Gate Entertainment
Subsidiaries Debmar-Mercury

Lionsgate Television is the television division of Lions Gate Entertainment, an entertainment company. It is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1997 with the establishment of Lions Gate Films. In 1998, they've acquired documentary/reality production company Termite Art Productions, and was reacquired by Erik Nelson in 2004 and renamed Termite Art as Creative Differences.[1]

On July 12, 2006, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. expanded into television syndication when the company acquired television distribution company Debmar-Mercury.[2] Before the acquisition, Debmar-Mercury syndicated the Lionsgate film library. 20th Television is handling ad-sales to the series distributed by Debmar-Mercury[3] with the exception for Meet the Browns, as the ad-sales are handled by Disney-ABC Domestic Television and Turner Television co-distributing the series.

On March 13, 2012, Lionsgate Television formed a new 50/50 joint venture with Thunderbird Films, a company founded by Frank Giustra, who was the founder and chairman of Lionsgate. The new venture is called Sea to Sky Entertainment.[4][5][6]

Productions[edit]

The following is a partial list of the division's productions:

Current productions[edit]

Upcoming productions[edit]

Past productions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation - 2008 Panelist Bios
  2. ^ "PR Newswire" Lionsgate Expands Into Television Syndication Business, Acquires Debmar-Mercury prnewswire.com
  3. ^ "TV News Check" 20th Century TV to handle ad sales of both Debmar-Mercury shows for 2007 season. tvnewscheck.com Retrieved on March 13, 2012
  4. ^ "Hollywood Deadline" Lionsgate In TV Venture With Frank Giustra deadline.com Retrieved on March 13, 2012
  5. ^ "The Globe and Mail" Frank Giustra launches Sea to Sky Entertainment theglobeandmail.com Retrieved on March 14, 2012
  6. ^ "Chicago Tribune" Lionsgate, Thunderbird pact for TV: Guistra reunites with company he founded chicagotribune.com Retrieved on March 14, 2012
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara. "AMC Announces Straight-to-Series Order for Clyde Phillips' Drama 'Broke'". TVByTheNumbers. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Pederson, Erik. "Susan Sarandon To Star In Epix Comedy ‘Graves’ Opposite Nick Nolte". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  9. ^ TV Teams with Mars One for Reality Series, Parabolic Arc, 17 March 2014.
  10. ^ Denise Petski. "OWN Sets Megachurch Drama Series From Craig Wright & Lionsgate". Deadline. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ascension (Syfy)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 

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