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    You'll Finally Get To See River Phoenix's Last Movie, 'Dark Blood'

    River Phoenix's final film "Dark Blood" had been delayed for two decades due to the actor's tragic death in 1993.

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    Lionsgate Picks Up U.S. Distribution Rights To River Phoenix's Final Film 'Dark Blood'

    When River Phoenix sadly passed away at the age of 23 in 1993, there were eleven days left to shoot on what would be his final film, "Dark Blood." Just under two decades later, director George Sluzier endeavored to finish the film by re-cutting the footage and using voiceover to fill in the parts th...

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    Gibney's 'Finding Fela' Nabbed by Kino Lorber; Dino Doc 'Dinosaur 13' Gets Summer Release Date

    News today for two hot docs out of this past Sundance: Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela," on the revolutionary creator of Afrobeat music, now has North American distribution from Kino Lorber, while Todd Miller's "Dinosaur 13," scooped up in Park City by CNN Films, has a theatrical day-and-date set from L...

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    "Divergent" Crosses $250 Million Worldwide Threshold

    The first installment of the action-adventure franchise Divergent, released on Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) Summit Entertainment label, has broken the $250 million mark at the worldwide box office, the Company announced today. The film has already grossed $142.7 million at the domestic box office and an...

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    Lionsgate Follows 'Twilight/Hunger Games' Template by Extending 'Divergent' "Trilogy"

    Not only does Lionsgate/Summit commit to an ongoing production--which is the closest the movie companies come to episodic television, allowing fans to invest in the creation of a world over time--and hang on to beloved actors over a series of films, but "Divergent" is now extending the life of its "...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Divergent' Saves the Day, with an Unexpected Assist from 'God's Not Dead'

    "Divergent," the latest dystopian female-centered novel adaptation to strive for franchise success, grossed a solid $22.8 million for its first day (including Thursday evening shows). Unlike recent weeks when multiple titles spread the wealth, the film looks to dominate the weekend.

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    SXSW: Lionsgate Nabs Rights to 'Exists,' the Bigfoot Found Footage Film from 'Blair Witch' Director

    Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to "Exists," the Bigfoot found footage film from "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sánchez,

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    'Divergent' Targets the Olympics

    Lionsgate/Summit is targeting the Winter Olympics audience with a 60 second preview Thursday night for new franchise hopeful "Divergent" (March 21). I say hopeful because the materials on this movie do not show how romantic it is--they're targeting men with action.

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    'Insurgent' Director is Robert Schwentke

    Robert Schwentke ("Red," "Flight Plan") will take over the directing reins from Neil Burger on "Insurgent," Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment’s sequel to dystopian romance "Divergent" (March 21), adapted by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor from Veronica Roth’s bestseller series.

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    CNN Films and Lionsgate Acquire T-Rex Documentary 'Dinosaur 13' Out of Sundance

    Todd Douglas Miller's documentary "Dinosaur 13" premiered last night at Sundance, and today CNN Films and Lionsgate announced that they've acquired the North American rights to the film for a 2014 theatrical release and broadcast premiere later in the year on the news channel.

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