Lionsgate's(R) Acclaimed Drama MAD MEN Tops Series Winners List at Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards



    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 15 /CNW/ -- LIONSGATE'S (NYSE:   LGF) acclaimed
AMC drama MAD MEN topped the series winners list at the Creative Arts Emmy(R)
Awards on Saturday, September 13, winning four Emmys(R), including Outstanding
Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series and Outstanding Cinematography for a
One-Hour Series.
    The show made history this year with its 16 total Emmy(R) nominations -
the most of any drama series - marking the first time a basic cable program
has topped that list.  Nominations include Outstanding Drama Series, Lead
Actor (Jon Hamm), Supporting Actor (John Slattery), Writing and Directing,
which are among the categories to be announced next Sunday, September 21 at
the 2008 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards.
    "This kind of acknowledgement by the TV Academy is a real milestone for
Lionsgate and we thank the membership for its recognition of the extraordinary
people involved in the making of MAD MEN," said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's
president of programming and production.
    
    MAD MEN's Creative Arts Emmy Awards are as follows:
    
    (*) Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series: "Smoke Gets in
Your Eyes" (Pilot) - Bob Shaw, Production Designer; Henry Dunn, Art Director;
Rena DeAngelo, Set Decorator
    (*) Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series -- "Smoke Gets in Your
Eyes" (Pilot) - Phil Abraham, Director of Photography
    (*) Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series - "Shoot" - Gloria
Pasqua Casny, Department Head Hairstylist; Lucia Mace, Key Hairstylist;
Anthony Wilson, Additional Hairstylist; Barbara Cantu, Additional Hairstylist
    (*) Outstanding Main Title Design - Mark Gardner, Designer/Director; Steve
Fuller, Designer/Director; Cara McKenney, Main Title Producer
    Currently in its second season, MAD MEN has enjoyed widespread critical
acclaim since its premiere and has earned a long list of honors, 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 Peabody Award, among
many others.
    Set in early 1960's New York, the series follows the lives of the
ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising.  Created,
written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner ("The Sopranos"), the show
stars 2007 Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm (THE DAY THE EARTH  STOOD STILL),
Elisabeth Moss ("The West Wing"), Vincent Kartheiser ("Angel"), January Jones
(THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA), Christina Hendricks ("Kevin Hill") and
John Slattery (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS),  and guest stars legendary stage and
screen actor Robert Morse (HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING).
Also starring are Michael Gladis ("Third Watch"), Aaron Staton (AUGUST RUSH),
Rich Sommer (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) and Bryan Batt (JEFFREY).
    
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    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 operation of the highly successful FEARnet branded channel with
Sony and Comcast, the recent announcement of the fall 2009 launch of a new
multiplatform entertainment venture 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's feature films have generated more than $450 million at the
North American theatrical box office in the past year and 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," "The Wendy Williams Show" and Tyler Perry's "Meet the
Browns," 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.

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

    
     Sarah Greenberg
     LIONSGATE
     310-255-3856
     sgreenberg@lionsgate.com
    

    
     For corporate inquiries, please contact:
     Peter D. Wilkes
     LIONSGATE
     310-255-3726
     pwilkes@lionsgate.com

    




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For further information: Leah Krantzler of The Lippin Group for
Lionsgate, +1-323-965-1990, lkrantzler@lippingroup.com; Sarah Greenberg of
LIONSGATE, +1-310-255-3856, sgreenberg@lionsgate.com; or For corporate
inquiries, please contact: Peter D. Wilkes of LIONSGATE, +1-310-255-3726,
pwilkes@lionsgate.com Web Site: http://www.lionsgate.com


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