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Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation TSX: LGF NYSE: LGF is a Canadian entertainment company. As of 2004, it is the most commercially-successful film and television distribution company based outside of the United States. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Lions Gate Films (NYSE: LGF) is a Canadian production-distributor company, a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment, that is currently the largest and most successful independent film distributor-studio in North America. ... Image File history File links Lions_Gate_Entertainment_Logo. ... Former logo of the Toronto Stock Exchange prior to the switch to TSX. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canadas largest stock exchange, and the division of the TSX Group that holds senior equities. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world (by dollar volume) and second largest by number of listings. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ...


In 2003, the company bought the assets of Artisan Entertainment, which was best known for the release of The Blair Witch Project in 1999. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Artisan Entertainment was a privately-held independent movie studio that since 2003 has been owned by Lions Gate Entertainment. ... The Blair Witch Project is a low budget 1999 American horror film inspired by the premise of Cannibal Holocaust. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

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Lions Gate Films is a Canadian production-distributor company, a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment. It is currently the largest and most successful independent film distributor-studio in North America. It focuses mainly on foreign and independent films, and is perhaps best known for distributing films that are too controversial for the large American companies like Fahrenheit 9/11 and American Psycho. A Film distributor is an independent company, a subsidiary company or occasionally an individual, which acts as the final agent between a film production company or some intermediary agent, and a film exhibitor, to the end of securing placement of the producers film on the exhibitors screen. ... An independent film (or indie film) is a film initially produced without financing or distribution from a major movie studio. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... A foreign film is a film that is considered foreign in a particular country. ... Fahrenheit 9/11 is a high-grossing, award-winning documentary film by American filmmaker and liberal activist Michael Moore, which had a general release in the United States and Canada on June 25, 2004 in the run up to the presidential election. ... -1...


Lions Gate has differed greatly under different managers. The original company was founded by director Robert Altman, who named it after a Vancouver landmark, Lions' Gate Bridge. Among Lions Gate's first films included 3 Women (1977) and A Wedding (1979). In 1981, Altman sold the company to Jonathan Taplin. Filmmaker Robert Altman on the set of The Gingerbread Man Robert Bernard Altman (born February 20, 1925) is an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. ... The Lions Gate Bridge The Lions Gate Bridge (49° 18′ 55″ N, 123° 8′ 18″ W) is a suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the North Shore municipalities of North Vancouver and West Vancouver. ... 3 Women is a 1977 film directed by Robert Altman. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... A Wedding is a 1978 comedy film by Robert Altman, starring Carol Burnett, Lillian Gish, Vittorio Gassman, Mia Farrow and Howard Duff. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


The current incarnation was initiated in 1997 by Frank Giustra, a Vancouver investment banker hoping to capitalize on the growing film industry in his home town. The company bought a number of small production facilities and distributors. Its first success was American Psycho, which began a trend of producing and distributing fare too controversial for the major American studios. Other successes included Affliction, Gods and Monsters, Dogma, and the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 (which turned out to be the studio's highest grossing film in their history). 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Sam Sullivan City Manager Judy Rogers Governing Body Vancouver City Council... -1... Affliction is a 1997 film which tells the story of an alcoholic small town policeman who must investigate a mysterious death involving his best friend, while dealing with his own fathers alcoholism. ... Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser) and James Whale (Ian McKellen). ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, and Alanis Morissette. ... Michael Moore pictured on the cover of his book Michael Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American film director, author, and social commentator. ... Fahrenheit 9/11 is a high-grossing, award-winning documentary film by American filmmaker and liberal activist Michael Moore, which had a general release in the United States and Canada on June 25, 2004 in the run up to the presidential election. ...


In 2000, Giustra left the firm and it was taken over by Jon Feltheimer and Tom Ortenberg. They decided to focus on the profits of videos and DVDs and began buying struggling firms that controlled large libraries. The two most notable acquisitions were Trimark and Artisan Entertainment. These two along with other firms gave Lions Gate the second largest DVD library of any company which includes Total Recall, Reservoir Dogs, On Golden Pond, Young Guns, Dirty Dancing and It's A Wonderful Life, in some cases via output deals with StudioCanal, ITC/Carlton, and Republic Pictures (the result of prior licensing deals with Lions Gate's home video predecessor Artisan). This article is about the year 2000. ... Look up Video in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Video is the technology of capturing, recording, processing, transmitting, and reconstructing moving pictures, typically using celluloid film, electronic signals, or digital media. ... It has been suggested that Dual layer recording be merged into this article or section. ... Artisan Entertainment was a privately-held independent movie studio that since 2003 has been owned by Lions Gate Entertainment. ... Total recall may mean: Total recall (memory), a term for Eidetic or Photographic memory. ... Reservoir Dogs is Quentin Tarantinos 1992 debut as a feature film director. ... On Golden Pond is a 1981 film, produced by the British ITC Entertainment production company, was a Broadway play turned cinematic hit written by playwrite Ernest Thompson, which tells the story of a summer spent by an aging couple at their summer home on Golden Pond, their daughter who attempts... Young Guns is a 1988 film starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, and Casey Siemaszko. ... Dirty Dancing is a 1987 musical and romance film directed by Emile Ardolino. ... Its a Wonderful Life is a 1946 Frank Capra film, produced by his own Liberty Films, and released originally by RKO Radio Pictures. ... StudioCanal (aka Le Studio Canal, Canal Plus, Canal + Distribution, and Canal+ Image S.A.), is a French-based production and distribution company that owns the third-largest film library in the world. ... Carlton logo in cinemas Carlton Television Limited is the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licencee for London, Monday 9:25am, to Friday, 5:15pm. ... Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ...


Very rarely does Lions Gate co-produce films with major studios. For example, Lions Gate teamed with Miramax Films for the 2004 sequel Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and with Paramount Pictures for 2002's Narc and 2004's The Prince & Me. Lions Gate was also a silent partner in 20th Century Fox's 2004 sci-fi film The Day After Tomorrow. And also in 2004, for the first time ever, Lions Gate joined forces with independent rival United Artists in producing Hotel Rwanda. The company also has a television division that has made shows such as The Dead Zone. The company also recently has launched a record label. Miramax Films is a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... Narc film poster Narc is a 2002 film about dirty cops involved in policing the drug trade. ... In the common law, a partnership is a type of business entity in which partners share with each other the profits or losses of the business undertaking in which they have all invested. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 apocalyptic science-fiction film that dramatically depicts catastrophic effects of global warming and boasts high-end special effects as a strong point, although the science the story is based on has little mainstream credibility. ... The current United Artists logo. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 2004 films | Drama films | War films | Best Actor Oscar Nominee (film) | Best Supporting Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... The Dead Zone is an American science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ...


Its continued success is demonstrated by celebrity support such as with its all-star cast and well recognized film, Crash, continued with Nicholas Cage's movie Lord of War, and even with Saw 2, which won its opening weekend at the box office [1]. These demonstrate its great power as an independent studio, slowly creeping to be proven worthy as a great competitor with the mainstream distributors. Crash is a 2004 drama film directed by Paul Haggis. ... Lord of War is a 2005 film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. ... Saw 2 poster. ...

Artisan Entertainment was a privately-held independent movie studio that since 2003 has been owned by Lions Gate Entertainment. ...

Music

  • Lions Gate Records

Television

The company produced such series as The Dead Zone and Five Days to Midnight. The Dead Zone is an American science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. ...

Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation is a Canadian entertainment company that trades on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol, LGF. As of 2004, it is the most commercially-successful film and television distribution company based outside of the United States. ...

Studios

Based in Canada, Lions Gate studio properties also are rented to other film studios including the filming of the Warner Bros. film, Catwoman. The WB Shield used from 2003 to present day Warner Bros. ... Promotional poster for Catwoman Catwoman is a movie directed by Pitof and released by Warner Brothers on July 19, 2004. ...

Lions Gate Studios is the film studio division of Lions Gate Entertainment, a Canadian entertainment company. ...

Video

Has a home video library of more than 8000 films (many the result of output deals with other studios), including such titles as Dirty Dancing, Total Recall, On Golden Pond and the Rambo series. Lions Gate also distributes Mattel's Barbie-branded videos and Clifford the Big Red Dog videos from the Scholastic Corporation. Dirty Dancing is a 1987 musical and romance film directed by Emile Ardolino. ... Total recall may mean: Total recall (memory), a term for Eidetic or Photographic memory. ... On Golden Pond is a 1981 film, produced by the British ITC Entertainment production company, was a Broadway play turned cinematic hit written by playwrite Ernest Thompson, which tells the story of a summer spent by an aging couple at their summer home on Golden Pond, their daughter who attempts... Rambo is a trilogy of popular action films based on the characters created by David Morrell in his novel First Blood. ... Mattel Inc. ... Barbie, the worlds most famous and best-selling doll, debuted at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. ... Clifford the Big Red Dog is an enduring American childrens book series that began being published in 1963. ...

Lions gate home entertainment is the home video and dvd distribution arm of lions gate entertainment corporation, it has a vast library of more than 8,ooo films(many the result of output deals with other studios), it is mainly responsible for the distribution of the lions gate film library... Family Home Entertainment (FHE) is an American home video company which releases childrens and family-oriented programming. ...

External link

  • Lions Gate Entertainment
  • Official website
  • Lions Gate Forums, powered by vBulletin

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