Lionsgate Music Signs Award Winning TV Composer David Vanacore to Exclusive Long-Term Publishing Agreement



    SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia., March 12 /CNW/ --
Lionsgate's music operations continued to build momentum with the signing of a
three-year exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal with composer
David Vanacore, television's "King of Reality," it was announced today by
Lionsgate Music President Jay Faires. Lionsgate Music is an affiliate of
Lionsgate (NYSE:   LGF), the leading independent filmed entertainment studio.
    Under the agreement, Lionsgate's music company will administer all of
Vanacore's premium catalogue, which encompasses thousands of cues from TV's
most prominent reality shows, including numerous seasons of Mark Burnett's
SURVIVOR, Fox hits BIG BROTHER and ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER, and more
than 35 other TV productions from nearly every major broadcast and cable
network in the country.  Vanacore has also penned the music for Lionsgate's
most recent entry into worldwide syndication, Debmar-Mercury and Hasbro's
TRIVIAL PURSUIT.
    "This deal is an enormous win/win for both Lionsgate and David," said
Faires.  "It gives us access to David's enormous repertoire of reality
television music, which has many future applications for us, and it also
enables Lionsgate to help him continue his remarkable track record in such new
areas as film composing, advertising, and scripted TV.  He is a prodigious
talent whose resume is highlighted by relationships with the top networks,
shows and producers in the business, and he joins our growing roster of A-list
talent."
    Vanacore is the recipient of numerous accolades, including seven BMI Film
& TV awards and eight ASCAP Film & TV Music Awards for "Most Performed Theme,"
"Most Performed Underscore," and "Top TV Series" for THE APPRENTICE (NBC),
SURVIVOR (CBS), and JOE MILLIONAIRE (FOX).  His overwhelming success continues
to serve as a major catalyst in the creation of a new musical genre
specifically produced for reality television.  Other notable credits include
DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS (ABC), THE CONTENDER (NBC) and MARTHA STEWART
APPRENTICE (NBC), among many others.
    Lionsgate's music operations have recently generated Marco Beltrami's
Academy Award (R)-nominated score for the hit 3:10 TO YUMA, provided songs
from a diverse roster of artists including Bob Dylan, Miles Davis and the
Andrews Sisters for the Golden Globe (R)-winning television drama MAD MEN,
innovative main title covers from Linkin Park, Randy Newman and Elvis Costello
for the television comedy hit WEEDS, the Flaming Lips' end title for the hit
comedy GOOD LUCK, CHUCK, and Dr. Dre's end title for the action film WAR.
Since receiving an Academy Award (R) nomination for Bird York's "In The Deep,"
penned for Lionsgate's Best Picture Academy Award (R) winning CRASH, the
Company has doubled the asset value of its music publishing operations.
Lionsgate Music is an innovative, entrepreneurial and diversified company,
complementing Lionsgate's filmed entertainment content leadership with a
growing role in all facets of music IP.
    Lionsgate is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio and is a
premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, home entertainment,
family entertainment, television programming and video-on-demand content. Its
prestigious and prolific library of nearly 12,000 motion picture titles and
television episodes is a valuable source of recurring revenue and a foundation
for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand is
synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the
globe.

    
     For further information, contact:
     Sheila Vand
     310-601-2626
    

    
     For licensing inquires:
     David Falzone
     310-300-2045
     dfalzone@lionsgate.com
    

    
     For Lionsgate corporate inquiries, please contact:
     Peter D. Wilkes
     310-255-3726
    




For further information:

For further information: Sheila Vand, +1-310-601-2626, or For licensing 
inquires, David Falzone, +1-310-300-2045, dfalzone@lionsgate.com, or for 
Lionsgate corporate inquiries, Peter D. Wilkes, +1-310-255-3726, all of 
Lionsgate Web Site: http://www.lionsgate.com


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