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    2016 Sundance Deals: The Complete List of Festival Pick-Ups

    The 2016 Sundance Film Festival has officially come and gone, and with it a non-stop barrage of distribution deals.

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    Lionsgate and Summit Finally Merge Marketing Operations

    Inevitably, the long-planned merger of Lionsgate and Summit marketing is coming to pass.

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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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    '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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    Third 'Divergent' Movie 'Allegiant' Added to 2016 Summit Schedule Before the First One Opens, Burger Won't Return (VIDEO)

    Before the first "Divergent" film has opened (March 21, 2014), Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment has scheduled "Allegiant," the third film adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling "Divergent" trilogy, to open wide on March 18, 2016. "Insurgent," the second film, will come to theaters on March 20, 20...

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    Lionsgate Pacts with Odd Lot Entertainment on Multipicture Agreement Including 'Mortdecai,' starring Depp

    It all started with "Ender's Game." Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have formed a multipicture co-producing, co-financing, and distribution agreement, including David Koepp's "Mortdecai," starring Johnny Depp.

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    Why 'Divergent' Could Be Rare Successful Launch of YA Franchise (NEW VMA TRAILER)

    The official first look at footage of upcoming YA would-be franchise "Divergent" was unveiled last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. The film is set for a March 14, 2014 IMAX release. Watch below.

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    OddLot Entertainment Beefs Up, Hires Red Wagon Production Head Rachel Shane

    Chicago-based Hyatt Hotel heiress Pritzker, 50, has hired some experienced talent to run her company--Sony and MGM veteran Michael Nathanson, who brought "Ender's Game" to OddLot's attention, and First Look Studios' Bill Lischak. In a move that signals an increase in production and development, OddL...

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    Casting Watch: Ashley Judd Nabs Role in Sci-Fi YA Entry 'Divergent,' Starring Kate Winslet, Theo James and Shailene Woodley UPDATE

    Ashley Judd has been cast in one of the last major roles in "Divergent," starring Kate Winslet, Theo James ("Downton Abbey") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants"). The film is based on the bestselling YA novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, and has begun principal photography in Chicago.

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