Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment activities. Segments The company operates through two segments, Motion Pictures and Television Production. Motion Pictures segment This segment consists of the development and production of feature films; 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 (distributed by the company directly in the United States and through a sub-distributor in Canada). Theatrical Production Theatrical production consists of ‘greenlighting’ (proceeding with production) 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 theatrical production with the intention of producing content that could be distributed through various domestic and international platforms. The company’s approach to acquiring films for theatrical release is similar to its approach to film production. Theatrical Distribution The company distributes motion pictures directly to the U.S. movie theaters. Theatrical Releases In the year ended March 31, 2016, the company released 14 films 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. In the year ended March 31, 2016, the company also released the following films ‘day & date’ from its new specialty film distribution label, such as Lionsgate Premiere, which includes a slate of films released in theatres, as well as across a spectrum of digital platforms. Lionsgate Premiere focuses on customizing multiplatform and other release strategies for its slate of films to capitalize on the fast-changing motion picture environment, reach affinity audiences with branded content and targeted marketing, and improve the profitability of individual films. Additionally, in the year ended March 31, 2016, various films were released theatrically through CodeBlack Films, Pantelion Films (the company’s joint venture with Televisa), and through its partnership with 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) on packaged media and through digital media platforms. The company’s U.S. home entertainment distribution operation exploits its film and television content library of approximately 16,000 motion picture titles and television episodes and programs, consisting of titles from, among others, the company, its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures (such as Summit Entertainment, Artisan Entertainment, CodeBlack Films, Grindstone Entertainment Group, Modern Entertainment, Trimark, Pantelion Films, and Roadside Attractions), as well as titles from third parties, such as A&E, LeapFrog Entertainment, Marvel, MGA Entertainment, Miramax, Saban Entertainment, StudioCanal, Tyler Perry Studios, and Zoetrope Corporation. Packaged Media The company distributes or sells content directly to retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Costco and others who buy its various DVDs and Blu-ray discs to sell directly to consumers. Sales to Wal-Mart accounted for approximately 42% of net home entertainment packaged media revenue in the year ended March 31, 2016. The company also directly distributes content to the rental market through Netflix, Amazon, Redbox and others. The DVDs and Blu-ray discs for new titles in t
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2700 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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