Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. Segments The company operates primarily through two segments, Motion Pictures and Television Production. Motion Pictures segment This segment consists of the development and production of feature films; the acquisition of North American and worldwide distribution rights; North American theatrical, home entertainment and television distribution of feature films produced and acquired; and worldwide licensing of distribution rights to feature films produced and acquired. Theatrical The company engages in the domestic theatrical release of motion pictures licensed to theatrical exhibitors on a picture-by-picture basis (directly distributed by the company in the United States and through a sub-distributor in Canada). Production: Theatrical production consists of ‘greenlighting’ and financing motion pictures, as well as the development of screenplays, filming activities and the post-filming editing/post-production process. The company takes a disciplined approach to film production with the goal of producing content that it could distribute to theatrical and ancillary markets, which include home entertainment, pay and free television, on-demand services and digital media platforms, both domestically and internationally. After review of various scripts and original intellectual property, the company develops various such scripts and work with agencies and producers to recruit talent that appeals to the film's target audiences. The company’s theatrical production division presents projects to a committee consisted of the heads of its production, theatrical distribution, home entertainment, marketing, international distribution, legal and finance departments. Distribution: The company distributes motion pictures directly to the U.S. movie theaters. Theatrical Releases: In the year ended March 31, 2015, the company released 13 motion pictures theatrically in the U.S., which included both Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment label films developed and produced in-house, films co-developed and co-produced and films acquired from third parties. Such titles also included films acquired or produced by CBS Films (with which the company has a multi-year partnership that includes distribution initiatives by the company across all media, including theatrical and home entertainment platforms (except the U.S. pay television), as well as sales in international markets (with the exception of The DUFF)); and films released through the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CodeBlack Films, a vertically integrated film production and distribution company (that also maintains output agreements for films it produces or co-produces for certain international markets, including the Middle East, North Africa, and South Africa). The company also releases various titles for Pantelion Films, its joint venture with Televisa; and acquires various platform titles per year that are released theatrically through Roadside Attractions. Home Entertainment The company engages in the sale and rental of its film productions and acquired or licensed films and certain television programs (including theatrical and direct-to-video releases) to retail stores and through digital media platforms. Home entertainment distribution involves the marketing, promotion and sale and/or lease of DVDs and Blu-ray discs to wholesalers and retailers who then sell or rent the DVDs and Blu-ray discs to consumers for private viewing, and through a range of digital media platforms. The company’s U.S. home entertainment distribution operation aims to exploit its film and television content library of approximately 16,000 motion picture titles and television episodes and programs, consisting of titles from, among others, Lionsgate, the company’s subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, such as Summit Entertainment, Artisan Entertainment, CodeBlack Films, Grindstone Entertainment Group, Modern Entertainment, Trimark, Pant
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2700 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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