Lionsgate's(R) MAD MEN Triumphs at Primetime Emmys(R) with Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing



    
    Series Receives Total of 6 Emmy(R) Awards and Makes History as First Basic
    Cable Program to Win Top Drama Series Prize

    
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 22 /CNW/ -- LIONSGATE'S (NYSE:   LGF) acclaimed
AMC drama MAD MEN triumphed at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards on
Sunday, September 21 with wins for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding
Writing for a Drama Series. This marks the first time a basic cable program
has ever claimed the top drama series prize.
    Sunday's wins brought MAD MEN's total number of Emmy(R) Awards to six.
The series picked up trophies for Art Direction, Cinematography, Hairstyling
and Main Title Design at the September 13 Creative Arts Emmys(R) and received
16 total Emmy(R) nominations - the most of any drama series this year - and of
any basic cable program in history.
    "We're extremely proud of MAD MEN and want to thank the TV Academy for
this tremendous recognition," said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's president of
programming and production. "We salute Matt Weiner, the outstanding cast and
all the other exceptional artists involved in the making of this
groundbreaking show."
    
    MAD MEN's Primetime Emmy(R) Awards are:
    
    (*) Outstanding Drama Series - Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer; Tom
Palmer, Co- Executive Producer; Scott Hornbacher, Lisa Albert, Andre
Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Producers
    (*) Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" -
Matthew Weiner, Written By
    Produced by Lionsgate in association with AMC, MAD MEN is currently in
its second season.  The series has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim since
its premiere and has earned a host 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; a Peabody Award; a Writers Guild
Award for Best New Series; a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement
in Dramatic Series; an Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production
Design; and TCA Awards for Program of the Year, Outstanding New Program and
Outstanding Achievement in Drama.
    Set in early 1960's New York, the series follows the lives of the
ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising.  Produced
by Lionsgate in association with AMC, the series is created, written and
executive produced by Matthew Weiner ("The Sopranos") and 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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content leadership and marketing expertise through a series of partnerships
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channel with Sony and Comcast, the recent announcement of the fall 2009 launch
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and Eros International in India.
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including The Forbidden Kingdom, Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns, The Bank Job,
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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
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that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation
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    MEDIA CONTACT:
    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: For corporate inquiries, Peter D. Wilkes,
+1-310-255-3726, pwilkes@lionsgate.com, or Media Contact, Sarah Greenberg,
+1-310-255-3856, sgreenberg@lionsgate.com, both of LIONSGATE; or Leah
Krantzler, +1-323-965-1990, lkrantzler@lippingroup.com, of The Lippin Group
for Lionsgate Web Site: http://www.lionsgate.com/


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