Lionsgate to Release Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Earnings on Friday, August 8, 2008, and to Hold Analyst and Investor Conference Call on Monday, August 11, 2008



    SANTA MONICA, CA, and VANCOUVER, July 31 /CNW/ - Lionsgate (NYSE:   LGF),
the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio, today announced it
will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009
(quarter ended June 30, 2008) after market close on Friday, August 8, 2008.
    Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference
call to discuss its fiscal 2009 first quarter financial results at 9:00 A.M.
ET/6:00 A.M. PT on Monday, August 11, 2008. Interested parties may participate
live in the conference call by calling 1-800-230-1092 (612-288-0329 outside
the U.S. and Canada). A full digital replay will be available from Monday
morning, August 11, through Monday, August 18, by dialing 1-800-475-6701
(320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using access code 956017.
    Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with
a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures,
television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment,
video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company is leveraging its
content leadership and marketing expertise through a series of partnerships
that include the highly successful FEARNet branded VOD and Internet horror
channel with Sony and Comcast, the recent announcement of the fall 2009 launch
of a new premium entertainment channel with partners Viacom, Paramount
Pictures and MGM, investment in the leading young men's digital distribution
platform Break.com, ownership of the premier independent television
syndication company Debmar-Mercury LLC and an alliance with independent filmed
entertainment production and distribution company Roadside Attractions.
    The Company has generated more than $450 million at the North American
theatrical box office in the past year. The Company has also forged leadership
positions in television and home entertainment with the production of such
critically-acclaimed television series as Weeds and Mad Men, the distribution
of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Family Feud, South Park, Trivial Pursuit and
The Dead Zone, among others, and approximately 8% market share and the
industry's leading box office-to-DVD conversion rate in home entertainment.
Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000
motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring
revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core
businesses. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with entrepreneurial innovation
and original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe.

    
                           http://www.lionsgate.com
    

    For further information, please contact:

    Peter D. Wilkes
    310-255-3726
    pwilkes@lionsgate.com

    Kristin Robinson
    310-255-5114
    krobinson@lionsgate.com

    The matters discussed in this press release include forward-looking
statements. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties. Actual results in the future could differ materially and
adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements as a result
of various important factors, including risk factors as set forth in
Lionsgate's 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 30,
2008. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of
any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect
any future events or circumstances.




For further information:

For further information: Peter D. Wilkes, (310) 255-3726,
pwilkes@lionsgate.com, or Kristin Robinson, (310) 255-5114,
krobinson@lionsgate.com, both of Lionsgate, Web Site:
http://www.lionsgate.com


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