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Lionsgate India Appoints Maitreyee Dasgupta as Content Head

Maitreyee Dasgupta has been named as creative head of Lionsgate India. She will report to Lionsgate India’s MD Rohit Jain. Based in the company’s Mumbai office, Dasgupta will oversee local productions and co-productions across film, television and digital platforms under the Lionsgate and Starz brands. She will work with local partners to bring global formats […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 13th, 2018

John Travolta Responds to Rumors of "Gotti" Release Being Scrapped

John Travolta is hitting back at early reports regarding the status of his John Gotti biopic, Gotti. Lionsgate sold Gotti back to the production company according to reports on Tuesday (December 5), leading some reports to suggest that the movie’s release was scrapped. “Unfortunately, the reports were speculation bordering on fake news. Lionsgate was planning [...] John Travolta is hitting back at early reports regarding the status of his John Gotti biopic, Gotti. Lionsgate sold Gotti back to the production company according to reports on Tuesday (December 5), leading some reports to suggest that the movie’s release was scrapped. “Unfortunately, the reports were speculation bordering on fake news. Lionsgate was planning on a minimal release, and I did an investigation into people who might have the interest and financial wherewithal to better release it. [Producer] Ed [Walson] is a fan of mine and of the Gotti story and really wanted to see the movie. I invited his group, they saw it and bought it. That is the simple explanation for this,” John explained in a statement to Deadline on Wednesday (December 6). “It wasn’t easy to get Lionsgate to give it up. They said no, twice, and I literally begged them to reconsider and they finally and generously let it go. We signed this deal about three weeks ago, to purchase back the film from Lionsgate. Our mistake was we should have said something right then and discussed our plan for the film. We didn’t anticipate this speculation that is so grossly wrong.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 6th, 2017

Lionsgate Taps Rohit Jain as Head of Mumbai Office

Lionsgate has named media executive and entrepreneur Rohit Jain, a 20-year veteran of the Indian media industry, to head its new office in Mumbai, India. Lionsgate made the announcement Monday and indicated that the move is part of its strategy to expand in India. “We’ve been focused on the enormous opportunity created by the Indian […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 23rd, 2017

Lionsgate Re-Ups Patrick Wachsberger as Head of Motion Picture Group

Lionsgate has renewed its long-term contract for veteran executive Patrick Wachsberger as head of its motion picture group. Wachsberger, an expert in foreign sales, has oversight of Lionsgate’s feature film acquisitions, production, and distribution. He and Rob Friedman re-launched Summit Entertainment in 2007 with a beefed-up production slate, leading to Lionsgate buying Summit for $412... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 8th, 2017

Lionsgate to Open ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ Attractions in Madrid

Lionsgate and Parques Reunidos plan to open the first European Lionsgate branded indoor entertainment center in Spain in 2020, with attractions based on “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and “Mad Men.” The facility will be located at the Estación Príncipe Pío in Madrid. The companies’ first Lionsgate Entertainment City will open in Times Square in New […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 31st, 2018

Film News Roundup: Lionsgate Entertainment City Set for New York’s Times Square

In today’s film news roundup, Lionsgate is opening an entertainment center in Times Square, “Age of Adaline” director Lee Toland Krieger boards “Hold Back the Stars” and documentary “A Gray State” gets a theatrical release. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Lionsgate and Parques Reunidos have unveiled their first Lionsgate branded indoor entertainment center for New York City’s Times […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 28th, 2017

Stranger Things" Millie Bobby Brown Says Shaving Her Head Was "So Empowering"

Millie Bobby Brown shaved her head to play the role of Eleven in the first season of Stranger Things and she calls the moment she buzzed her hair off the most empowering moment of her life. “i miss my shaved head,” Millie, 13, tweeted on Sunday (January 14). “shaving your head is so empowering. You [...] Millie Bobby Brown shaved her head to play the role of Eleven in the first season of Stranger Things and she calls the moment she buzzed her hair off the most empowering moment of her life. “i miss my shaved head,” Millie, 13, tweeted on Sunday (January 14). “shaving your head is so empowering. You don’t need hair to be beautiful. You are beautiful with or without. I learnt that too x.” Millie then shared a video of getting her hair buzzed and said, “The day I shaved my head was the most empowering moment of my whole life. The last strand of hair cut off was the moment my whole face was on show and I couldn’t hide behind my hair like I used to. As I looked in the mirror I realized I had one job to do. Inspire.” The day I shaved my head was the most empowering moment of my whole life. The last strand of hair cut off was the moment my whole face was on show and I couldn’t hide behind my hair like I used to. As I looked in the mirror I realized I had one job to do. Inspire. pic.twitter.com/k65c7dGId1 — Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) January 14, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 15th, 2018

Alibaba, Lionsgate to stream content in China - Telecompaper (subscription)

Reuters UKAlibaba, Lionsgate to stream content in ChinaTelecompaper (subscription)Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group and entertainment company Lionsgate will launch a video content streaming service for China. Users of Tmall.com's TV set-top box.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 15th, 2014

Amazon Prime India Giving Air to ‘Breathe’

Amazon Prime Video’s India original series “Breathe” will simultaneously bow on Jan. 26 in India and 200 territories worldwide. The show is Amazon’s second completed India original after 2017’s “Inside Edge.” The eight-episode psychological drama follows maverick Mumbai cop tracking a series of seemingly unconnected deaths. They lead to an unlikely suspect who is exploring […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 5th, 2018

Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit' - Reuters

ReutersTamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'ReutersNEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers. FILE PHOTO: A ...Indian superstar Rajinikanth joins politics in Tamil NaduWashington PostRajinikanth declares political debut, to launch partyThe Hindu"Politics Joins Rajinikanth" Thalaivar To Float New Party, Tops TwitterNDTVgulfnews.com -Firstpost -India Today -News18all 203 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 31st, 2017

'Dunkirk' Sparks Debate in India Over Failure to Show Soldiers From the Country - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter'Dunkirk' Sparks Debate in India Over Failure to Show Soldiers From the CountryHollywood ReporterWhile Christopher Nolan's film has received critical acclaim in India, some media reports have questioned why the film has ignored the "significant contribution" of Indian soldiers in Dunkirk. Dunkirk opened in India last Friday to stellar reviews and ...How Christopher Nolan shot those amazing aerial 'Dunkirk' dogfightsUSA TODAYZaki's Review: DunkirkHuffPostCan Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' crack China's market?MarketWatchGQ Magazine -Cinema Blend -Just Jared -TIMEall 95 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 28th, 2017

Amazon Prime Music to Launch in India After Saregama, Zee Content Deals

Amazon is to launch Amazon Prime Music in India in the coming weeks. Prior to launch the company has struck a partnership with Indian label Saregama to stream its catalog content. A second content deal was signed with Zee Music. Vintage music remains highly popular in India. Saregama is one of India’s oldest labels with […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 22nd, 2018

RuPaul appoints Nancy Pelosi to 'Drag Race' judgeship - USA TODAY

USA TODAYRuPaul appoints Nancy Pelosi to 'Drag Race' judgeshipUSA TODAYHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has plenty of experience in Congress. Now, she'll get the chance to serve as a judge — on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Pelosi, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from San Francisco, was one of ...Nancy Pelosi to be guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'CNNWatch the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 queens' Werk Room entrancesEW.comNancy Pelosi is going to be a guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars'Washington PostBustle -Life & Style Weekly -Vulture -NBCNews.comall 107 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 18th, 2018

Mel C appoints boyfriend as manager

Mel C appoints boyfriend as manager.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicDec 10th, 2017

Lionsgate, Redbox Extend Date-and-Date Distribution Deal

Lionsgate and Redbox have extended their agreement making Lionsgate content available at Redbox kiosks on the same day as retail sell-through dates. The deal was announced Monday morning by in a joint announcement by both companies. “Lionsgate has consistently shared our commitment to making content accessible to consumers,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox in... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 14th, 2017

"The Bait" ("Tope"): Film Review | TIFF 2016

Indian maestro Buddhadeb Dasgupta turns a macabre short story into a lavish ensemble drama in his latest Toronto-launched, London-bound premiere.read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterSep 23rd, 2016

Warner Bros. International TV Production Appoints New Head of Drama Unit in Sweden

Warner Bros. International Television Production Sweden (WBITVP Sweden) has appointed Johan Hedman, the former head of TV at SF Studios, to lead the company’s drama unit. Reporting to WBITVP Sweden’s managing director, Johan Idering, Hedman will spearhead the development and production of all scripted television content. Ronald Goes, executive VP and head of Warner Bros.... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 14th, 2017

Disney Promotes Abhishek Maheshwari as India Head

The Walt Disney Company has promoted Abhishek Maheshwari to the position of India country head. He will report to Mahesh Samat, who is recently installed as executive VP and managing director for South Asia. Maheshwari joined Disney in 2012 as VP and head of corporate strategy and business development. In 2014, he was put in […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 7th, 2017

Lionsgate Earnings Easily Top Wall Street Forecasts

Lionsgate has reported higher earnings of $193 million, or 87 cents a share, for its third quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a $30.6 million loss in the same quarter last year. The studio cited strong performances from its motion picture segment and its Starz premium cable network. It easily beat analyst forecasts of Lionsgate […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 8th, 2018

Sam Raimi to Direct ‘Kingkiller Chronicles’ for Lionsgate and Lin-Manuel Miranda (EXCLUSIVE)

Sam Raimi is in negotiations to direct Lionsgate’s adaptation of “The Kingkiller Chronicles,” based on Pat Rothfuss’ classic novels. In 2016, Lionsgate tapped “Hamilton” star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of the feature film and TV series adaptations of “The Kingkiller Chronicle,” along with Rothfuss. Miranda has the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 29th, 2018

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Director Patrick Hughes Sets Next Project at Lionsgate (EXCLUSIVE)

After seeing strong returns on the summer action comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Lionsgate is reteaming with the pic’s director, Patrick Hughes, on what looks to be his next feature. Sources tell Variety that Hughes has come on to direct the action pic “Unsafe House” for the studio. Lionsgate had no comment on the news. Russell […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 29th, 2018