Lionsgate's Acclaimed Drama Series MAD MEN Wins Directors Guild Award



    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 28 /CNW/ -- Lionsgate's (NYSE:   LGF) acclaimed
AMC drama MAD MEN triumphed at the Directors Guild Awards on Saturday with
Alan Taylor's win for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series.
    The award is the latest in a growing list of honors MAD MEN has received,
including Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series - Drama, and Best
Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (Jon Hamm); an AFI
Award as One of the Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs of 2007; and a
Satellite Award for Best Ensemble, Television.  Nods for upcoming awards
include Writers Guild nominations for Dramatic Series, New Series and Episodic
Drama; and an Art Directors Guild Award nomination for Single Camera
Television Series.
    "These awards are thrilling for all of us involved in MAD MEN," said
Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's president of programming and production. "We're
extremely proud of the show, which is one of the most talked-about series on
television thanks to the extraordinary work of our winners and their
colleagues on both sides of the camera."
    Created and executive produced by Matthew Weiner, MAD MEN depicts the
professional lives, social mores and sexual exploits of advertising executives
on Madison Avenue circa 1960, when the industry was at its height of glamour,
power and prestige.  The drama's setting is the Sterling Cooper agency, which
sells everything from cigarettes to political candidates.  Its protagonist,
Don Draper (Jon Hamm), is a fast-rising creative director whose smooth
exterior conceals any number of secrets.  The ensemble cast also includes
Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John
Slattery, Rosemarie DeWitt, Talia Balsam, Robert Morse, Michael Gladis, Aaron
Staton, Rich Sommer, Maggie Siff and Bryan Batt.
    Lionsgate is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, winning
the 2005 Best Picture Academy Award (R) for CRASH, and the Company is a
premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming,
home entertainment, family entertainment, and video-on-demand content.  Its
prestigious and prolific library of more than 12,000 motion picture titles and
television episodes is a valuable source of stable, 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 world.

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




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