Lionsgate to Release 3:10 TO YUMA - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on December 18


    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 /CNW/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE:   LGF), the leading
independent filmed entertainment studio, announced today its release of the
soundtrack to the critical and box office hit 3:10 TO YUMA, starring Russell
Crowe, Christian Bale and Ben Foster and directed by James Mangold. The
original score, written by acclaimed composer Marco Beltrami, brilliantly
echoes Mangold's modern spin on the western genre, blending traditional
elements with vibrant, contemporary sounds to create an innovative,
emotionally satisfying soundtrack. 3:10 TO YUMA - Original Motion Picture
Soundtrack will be in stores nationwide on December 18, 2007, just in time for
the holiday season and in anticipation of year-end accolades and awards
consideration. The announcement was made by Jay Faires, Lionsgate, President
of Music & Publishing. Beltrami received a nomination for the Critics' Choice
Awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for Best Original Score for
"3:10 TO YUMA."
    A stark parable of good and evil, 3:10 TO YUMA offers a gritty depiction
of life in the mythic Old West, combining intense physical action with sharply
honed character drama to deliver supremely satisfying, thoroughly modern
entertainment. Director James Mangold, whose knowledge of music greatly
informed his direction of the Academy Award(R) -- winning film WALK THE LINE,
credits Beltrami's soundtrack for 3:10 TO YUMA with "being dazzling in its
technique, but even more accomplished for the emotional power it brings to the
picture." For the film, Beltrami created confident and lyrical melodies and
themes, featuring everything from wheezing organ pedal to high speed guitar
picking to bugle to full orchestra to fuzz guitar to mouth harp. The result is
one of the year's most innovative scores.
    Composer Marco Beltrami first caught Hollywood's attention in 1996 with
Wes Craven's smash hit horror flick SCREAM. Since that time, the composer has
been building an impressive filmography including Guillermo del Toro's
HELLBOY; box office hits TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES from James
Cameron, I, ROBOT starring Will Smith, and RED EYE starring Rachel McAdams;
and the critically-acclaimed western THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA
directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to multiple ASCAP
honors, Beltrami received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 1998 for his
work on the television movie DAVID AND LISA, produced by Oprah Winfrey. Next,
Beltrami reunites with Tommy Lee Jones for IN THE ELECTRIC MIST directed by
BAFTA winner Bertrand Tavernier. Beltrami is also scoring the music for
Lionsgate's upcoming thriller THE EYE starring Jessica Alba.
    3:10 TO YUMA opened nationwide at #1 at the box office this fall, and
continues to generate 'buzz' as the awards season evolves. The film received
great critical acclaim, frequently applauded for reviving interest in the
western genre for modern audiences. Of the film's music, Michael Rechtshaffen
of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "The impressive work extends behind the
scenes to ... Marco Beltrami's percolating score, which subtly yet effectively
signals YUMA's status as a thinking-person's Western."
    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 nearly 12,000 motion picture titles and
television episodes is a valuable source of 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

    For further information, contact:

     For Lionsgate:
     Stacey Mooradian

     Sarah Greenberg

     Chris Fagot - Music

    For corporate inquiries, please contact:

     Peter D. Wilkes

For further information:

For further information: Stacey Mooradian, +1-310-255-4921,, or Sarah Greenberg, +1-310-255-3856,, or Chris Fagot, Music, +1-310-300-2075,, or corporate, Peter D. Wilkes, +1-310-255-3726,, all of Lionsgate Web Site:

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