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    Lionsgate Brings in John Sacchi to Head Micro-Budget Feature Division; Aims for Genre Projects Under $2.5 Million

    Lionsgate is bringing in production executive John Sacchi to head a micro-budget feature film division within the company. The operation will aim for horror and comedy pictures under $2.5 million, and is inspired by the successful Paramount Insurge, which was created in the wake of the "Paranormal A...

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    Lionsgate Circling Black List Topper 'Draft Day' With Ivan Reitman & Kevin Costner

    What a difference a day makes, or at least winning an award. Last year, a football movie called "Draft Day" started building steam with Ivan Reitman to direct and Kevin Costner to star, but it all seemingly fell apart when Paramount put the project in turnaround in October. But they likely...

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    Film Arcade Captures J.T. Petty's 3D Horror Comedy 'Hellbenders'

    Lionsgate has acquired North American rights, and some foreign rights, to JT Petty’s 3D horror comedy “Hellbenders,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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    Real-Life 'Hunger Games' in the U.K. -- Courtesy of Domino's Pizza?

    Bringing a whole new meaning to “Hunger Games,” Domino’s Pizza has struck a deal with Lionsgate U.K. to combine food delivery with home entertainment viewing.

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    Sylvester Stallone To Reportedly Write, Direct & Star In 3D Action Flick 'Hunter'

    A report from AFP, seemingly only picked up by Yahoo! South Africa and noticed by /Film -- let's just say the chain of command here isn't exactly airtight. But if it's true, it seems you can take Sylvester Stallone out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of Syl...

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    How 'Dredd 3D' Represents the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Modern Action Movies

    "Dredd 3D" may present a dreary vision of the future, but it offers a promising encapsulation of the modern action movie.

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    Toronto 2012: Just What's Going on With Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions? Here Are Some Answers.

    The biggest surprise of the Toronto film festival has been the vacuum-like acquisitions fervor of the Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions team. In the midst of Toronto market fever, Indiewire asked the very busy Jason Constantine, LGF's acquisitions president, to explain the week’s anomalous activity.

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    Lionsgate To Distribute Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Millennium Take 'What Maisie Knew'

    TIFF is pretty much dragging to a close (though doesn't officially wrap up until the weekend) -- everything major has premiered, and those critics who haven't already departed the city are mostly just catching up on stuff they couldn't see due to clashes otherwise. But the film market's still tickin...

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    IFC Picks Up Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium,' Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Nab 'Thanks For Sharing'

    After a slow start, acquisitions at the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the key dates in the diary for the independent film world, continue to gather apace. Following on from "A Place Beyond The Pines," "Stories We Tell," "Lords of Salem," "Imogene," "The Unknown Known" and various other...

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    Toronto 2012: Starving Roadside Attractions Grabs Stuart Blumberg's 'Thanks for Sharing' With Lionsgate

    Howard Cohen and Eric D’Arbeloff’s Roadside Attractions is seriously hungry. In its third pick-up of the Toronto International Film Festival, the company has once again partnered with Lionsgate to acquire U.S. rights to Stuart Blumberg’s directorial debut, “Thanks for Sharing...

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