Lionsgate Television

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Lions Gate Television Inc.
subsidiary
Headquarters Santa Monica, California
Key people
Kevin Beggs (TV Group chair)
Sandra Stern (TV Group president)[1]
Parent Lions Gate Entertainment
Subsidiaries Debmar-Mercury
Sea to Sky Entertainment (JV)
Primal Media (JV)

Lions Gate Television is the television studio of Lions Gate Entertainment, an entertainment company.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1997 with the establishment of Lions Gate Films. In 1998, they acquired documentary/reality production company Termite Art Productions, and was reacquired by Erik Nelson in 2004 and renamed Termite Art as Creative Differences.[2] By March 12, 1999, Lions Gate Television became an incorporated entity.[3]

On July 12, 2006, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. expanded into television syndication when the company acquired television distribution company Debmar-Mercury.[4] Before the acquisition, Debmar-Mercury syndicated the Lionsgate film library. 20th Television is handling ad-sales to the series distributed by Debmar-Mercury[5] 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.[6][7][8]

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. ^ Rose, Lacey (August 16, 2015). "Lionsgate's Sandra Stern Upped to TV President, Talks "Showrunner Crisis" and "Lack of Opportunity for Women"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation - 2008 Panelist Bios
  3. ^ "LIONS GATE TELEVISION INC. (Entity Number: C2157214)". California Business Search. Califorina Secretary of State. Retrieved March 25, 2016.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 43 (help)
  4. ^ "PR Newswire" Lionsgate Expands Into Television Syndication Business, Acquires Debmar-Mercury prnewswire.com
  5. ^ "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
  6. ^ "Hollywood Deadline" Lionsgate In TV Venture With Frank Giustra deadline.com Retrieved on March 13, 2012
  7. ^ "The Globe and Mail" Frank Giustra launches Sea to Sky Entertainment. the Globeand Mail. Retrieved on March 14, 2012
  8. ^ "Chicago Tribune" Lionsgate, Thunderbird pact for TV: Guistra reunites with company he founded chicagotribune.com Retrieved on March 14, 2012
  9. ^ Pederson, Erik. "Susan Sarandon To Star In Epix Comedy ‘Graves’ Opposite Nick Nolte". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  10. ^ TV Teams with Mars One for Reality Series, Parabolic Arc, 17 March 2014.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (February 10, 2016). "RocketJump's Sci-Fi Anthology Series 'Dimension 404' To Premiere On Hulu". Deadline. 
  12. ^ "Transgender Family Drama From Joel Silver & Don Roos In Works At Freeform". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ascension (Syfy)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 

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