Lionsgate U.K. is the diversified U.K.-based filmed entertainment arm of Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF)
Lionsgate U.K. is the diversified U.K.-based filmed entertainment arm of Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF), a premier next generation global content leader with a varied presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, location-based entertainment, interactive ventures and games. The company (formerly Redbus Film Distributors) was acquired by Lionsgate in October 2005 and has since established a reputation in the U.K. as a leading producer, distributor and acquirer of commercially successful and critically acclaimed product, recently releasing the 6 time BAFTA and OSCAR winning LA LA LAND, the BAFTA and OSCAR winner HACKSAW RIDGE, Luc Besson’s visionary VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS and Lone Scherfig’s THEIR FINEST.
Upcoming titles for the 2017/18 slate include the Bill Nighy Starrer THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, the next installment of the iconic SAW franchise JIGSAW, FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, WONDER starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, the Saul Dibb directed JOURNEY’S END and ROBIN HOOD directed by Otto Bathurst starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx.
Lionsgate UK is also ramping up its television business with the recent hiring of leading industry executive Steve November as creative director of its television operations and through recent partnerships with UK production companies Primal Media, Kindle Entertainment and Potboiler Television, a collaboration on the hit Channel 4 TV series DAMNED, as well as a first look deal with TV production company Bona Fide Films. The company also recently announced the creative development of several home grown shows including THE PEOPLE AT NUMBER 9 (acquired from publisher Harper Collins) THE OTHER SIDE (acquired from publisher Myriad Editions) and JERUSALEM (based on the best-selling UK Number one non-fiction-bestseller from award winning novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore).
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.