Lionsgate(R)'s Acclaimed Series MAD MEN Wins Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for Outstanding TV Drama Series Ensemble and Producers Guild Award



    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 26 /CNW/ -- LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE:   LGF), the
leading next generation studio, won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance
by a TV Drama Series Ensemble for its acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN at the 15th
Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) on Sunday, January 25.  The series was
also honored at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 24 with the
Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama.
    

    
    "Thanks to the work of our exceptionally talented cast and producers, MAD
MEN has had a remarkable season," said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's president of
television programming and production. "We're very proud of these wins and
gratified by this recognition from the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers
Guild."
    

    
    Earlier this month, the series took home its second consecutive Golden
Globe(R) for Best Drama Series and an AFI Award as one of the 10 Most
Outstanding Television Series of 2008.  Its list of recent honors also
includes award nominations from the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild and the
Art Directors Guild.
    

    About Lionsgate
    
    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 highly successful 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 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.
    

    
    The Company has generated more than $450 million at the North American
theatrical box office in the past 12 months and has 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, 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.
    

    

    
    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Leah Krantzler
    The Lippin Group for Lionsgate
    323-965-1990
    lkrantzler@lippingroup.com








    




For further information:

For further information: Leah Krantzler of The Lippin Group,
+1-323-965-1990, lkrantzler@lippingroup.com, for Lionsgate Web Site:
http://www.lionsgate.com


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