Deal Continues Lionsgate's Creation of an International Distribution Network 
with Top Partners in Major Territories Around the World 
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Grosses Franchise-Best $22 Million 
In Its Opening Weekend In Russia And The Other CIS Nations 
SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - As 
part of its strategy of establishing output agreements with leading 
distributors around the world, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global 
entertainment company, has forged an output deal with Russia's West Company 
for distribution of Lionsgate titles in Russia and the other nations of the 
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, the two companies announced 
The announcement came on the heels of the blockbuster opening of Summit 
Entertainment's THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, which was 
distributed by West Company in Russia and the other CIS nations and grossed a 
franchise-best $22 million in its opening weekend in that territory, the best 
nonholiday opening day in the territory's history and the second biggest 
opening in the territory all time for any film.  The film also drew three 
million admissions in its opening weekend, more than any other film in the 
territory's history. 
"We're delighted to expand and extend Lionsgate's longstanding relationship 
with West Company in what has become one of our top territories," said 
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. 
"Our Lionsgate and Summit labels have both successfully partnered with West 
Company on numerous films in the past, including the blockbuster TWILIGHT 
franchise. This new output agreement for Lionsgate titles is a natural 
evolution of our alliance that promises significant benefits for both our 
companies for many years to come." 
"We're thrilled to continue working with Patrick, Rob and the entire Lionsgate 
team," said Tigran Dokhalov, President of West Company. "This output agreement 
provides us with a consistent pipeline of some of the most commercially 
exciting films in the world from a studio that has emerged as a major force in 
the global marketplace." 
West Company has previously partnered with Lionsgate on titles such as WHAT TO 
distribution of the TWILIGHT and STEP UP franchises in the CIS as well as 
distribution of the upcoming third party titles TRANSCENDENCE, PRISONERS, 
The deal with West Company adds to Lionsgate's recent series of output 
agreements with leading partners such as StudioCanal in Germany, Nordisk in 
Scandinavia, Alliance's Aurum Producciones S.A. in Spain, Metropolitan in 
France, Belga Films in Benelux and Roadshow Films in Australia as well as a 
joint venture distribution partnership with IDC in Latin America. 
The deal was shepherded by Lionsgate Senior Vice President of International 
Crystal Bourbeau and Maitreya Yasuda, Lionsgate Executive Vice President of 
International Contracts & Legal Affairs. 
Summit Entertainment will continue its longstanding output agreement with 
Central Partnership in the CIS.  Lionsgate acquired Summit in January 2012, 
but the Lionsgate and Summit labels continue to operate on a separate basis. 
ABOUT LIONSGATE: 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.  The Company has built a strong television presence in 
production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and 
syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently 
has 25 shows on 18 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution 
and syndication businesses, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, 
the critically acclaimed series Weeds, Nurse Jackie, the new comedy Anger 
Management, which has been picked up for another 90 episodes by FX, the 
broadcast network series Nashville, which has been picked up for a full 22 
episode season by ABC, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 
its spinoff Meet the Browns, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and 
the upcoming Orange Is The New Black, an original series for Netflix. 
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the 
blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, which grossed 
nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office, The Twilight Saga: Breaking 
Dawn – Part 2, which achieved the biggest worldwide opening weekend in 
TWILIGHT franchise history, The Possession, Sinister, The Expendables 2, The 
Cabin in the Woods, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection and Arbitrage.  
With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company has now 
added the blockbuster Twilight Saga, which has grossed more than $3.0 billion 
at the worldwide box office, to its current slate, giving the Company the two 
premier young adult franchises in the world. Recent Summit hits include Red, 
Letters to Juliet, Knowing and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, The 
Hurt Locker. 
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. 
ABOUT WEST COMPANY: West Company – a major independent feature film 
distribution company in Russia and the CIS territories -- was founded in 1994 
by Tigran Dokhalov. The company has worked with Summit Entertainment since 
1995 on titles like Color Of Night, Tombstone, Nixon, Evita, Up Close and 
Personal, Bound, American Pie and U-571. The company owns one of the oldest 
video labels, West Video. The company has had output relationships with Castle 
Rock (1996-1999), Largo Entertainment (1995-2001), New Line International 
(1997-1999), Miramax International (1998-2005) and TWC (2005-2008). In 2012 
West Company ranked number 6 in the Russian theatrical market after all major 
studios with an approximate market share of 6%. 
For Lionsgate corporate inquiries, please contact:  Peter D. Wilkes  
Kinley L. Cross  310.255.5114 
For West Company, please contact: Katerina Golovina +7926 254 9127 
PRN Photo Desk, 
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