Lionsgate Television

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Lionsgate Television
Television division
Headquarters North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Parent Lions Gate Entertainment
Subsidiaries Debmar-Mercury

Lionsgate Television is the television division of Lions Gate Entertainment, an entertainment company. It is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[citation needed]

History

The company was founded in 1997 with the establishment of Lions Gate Films. In 1998, they've acquired documentary/reality production company Termite Art Productions, and was reacquired by Erik Nelson in 2004 and renamed Termite Art as Creative Differences.[1]

On July 12, 2006, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. expanded into television syndication when the company acquired television distribution company Debmar-Mercury.[2] Before the acquisition, Debmar-Mercury syndicated the Lionsgate film library. 20th Television is handling ad-sales to the series distributed by Debmar-Mercury[3] with the exception for Meet the Browns, as the ad-sales are handled by Disney-ABC Domestic Television and Turner Television co-distributing the series.

On March 13, 2012, Lionsgate Television formed a new 50/50 joint venture with Thunderbird Films, a company founded by Frank Giustra, who was the founder and chairman of Lionsgate. The new venture is called Sea to Sky Entertainment.[4][5][6]

Productions

The following is a partial list of the division's productions:

Current productions

Upcoming productions

Past productions

See also

References

  1. Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation - 2008 Panelist Bios
  2. "PR Newswire" Lionsgate Expands Into Television Syndication Business, Acquires Debmar-Mercury prnewswire.com
  3. "TV News Check" 20th Century TV to handle ad sales of both Debmar-Mercury shows for 2007 season. tvnewscheck.com Retrieved on March 13, 2012
  4. "Hollywood Deadline" Lionsgate In TV Venture With Frank Giustra deadline.com Retrieved on March 13, 2012
  5. "The Globe and Mail" Frank Giustra launches Sea to Sky Entertainment theglobeandmail.com Retrieved on March 14, 2012
  6. "Chicago Tribune" Lionsgate, Thunderbird pact for TV: Guistra reunites with company he founded chicagotribune.com Retrieved on March 14, 2012
  7. Bibel, Sara. "AMC Announces Straight-to-Series Order for Clyde Phillips' Drama 'Broke'". TVByTheNumbers. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  8. Pederson, Erik. "Susan Sarandon To Star In Epix Comedy ‘Graves’ Opposite Nick Nolte". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  9. TV Teams with Mars One for Reality Series, Parabolic Arc, 17 March 2014.
  10. Denise Petski. "OWN Sets Megachurch Drama Series From Craig Wright & Lionsgate". Deadline. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  11. "Ascension (Syfy)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 

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