Lionsgate to Release Fiscal Year 2009 Third Quarter Earnings on Monday, February 9, 2009, and to Hold Analyst and Investor Conference Call on Tuesday, February 10, 2009



    SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /CNW/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE:  
LGF), the leading next generation studio, today announced it will release its
financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2009 (quarter ended
December 31, 2008) after market close on Monday, February 9, 2009.
    

    
    Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference
call to discuss its fiscal year 2009 third quarter financial results at 9:00
A.M. ET/6:00 A.M. PT on Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Interested parties may
participate live in the conference call by calling 1-888-428-4479
(651-291-5254 outside the U.S. and Canada). A full digital replay will be
available from Tuesday morning, February 10, through Tuesday, February 17, by
dialing 1-800-475-6701 (320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using
access code 982709.
    

    
    Lionsgate is the leading next generation 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
operation of the FEARnet branded VOD and Internet horror channel with Sony and
Comcast, the expected fall 2009 launch of the premium entertainment channel
Epix 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 and an
alliance with independent filmed entertainment production and distribution
company Roadside Attractions. Lionsgate also has forged partnerships with
leading content creators, owners and distributors in key territories around
the world, including Televisa in the U.S. and Latin America, StudioCanal in
the UK, Hoyts and Sony in Australia and Eros International in India. On
January 5, 2009, the Company also agreed to acquire the TV Guide Network and
TV Guide.com in a deal expected to close by February 28, 2009.
    

    
    The Company has generated more than $450 million at the North American
theatrical box office in the past 12 months and has forged strong 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, and nearly 7% 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.  More information
on Lionsgate can be found at www.lionsgate.com.
    

    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 Annual Report on Form10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission on May 30, 2008, as may be updated in Lionsgate's Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.  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, +1-310-255-3726,
pwilkes@lionsgate.com, or Kristin Robinson, +1-310-255-5114,
krobinson@lionsgate.com, both of Lionsgate Web Site: http://www.lionsgate.com


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