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Lionsgate kicked off its CinemaCon presentation by announcing a joint venture with Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver to produce multi-platform content.
Point Grey Pictures produced SXSW audience award winner Long Shot, the comedy starring Rogen and Charlize Theron that Lionsgate screened to show attendees on Thursday afternoon (4), and the company’s credits include Sausage Party, Neighbors, and Blockers, as well as TV shows Future Man, Black Monday, and Preacher. Long Shot opens in the US on May 3.
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The company will continue to operate autonomously under Rogen, Goldberg and Weaver, who will work closely with Lionsgate’s executive teams to develop content for the film, scripted and unscripted television, digital and location-based entertainment businesses.
“Lionsgate is a leader in entertainment with few equals,” said Rogen, Goldberg and Weaver. “Over the years we have developed some of our biggest hits with Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane – they have been among our biggest supporters. We are thrilled to be partnering with them, alongside Kevin Beggs in TV, and the entire Lionsgate team.”
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“Seth, Evan and James are visionary entrepreneurs and three of the greatest storytellers in the business,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “We look forward to a partnership that turbocharges the continued ramp up of our film and television slates while creating exciting opportunities across our entire portfolio of businesses. Our investment in the Point Grey team promises great returns...
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