Lionsgate to Release Fiscal Year 2009 Second Quarter Earnings on Monday, November 10, 2008, and to Hold Analyst and Investor Conference Call on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Oct. 8 /CNW/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE:  
LGF), the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio, today announced
it will release its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year
2009 (quarter ended September 30, 2008) after market close on Monday, November
10, 2008.
    Lionsgate senior management will hold its analyst and investor conference
call to discuss its fiscal year 2009 second quarter financial results at 9:00
A.M. ET/6:00 A.M. PT on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. Interested parties may
participate live in the conference call by calling 1-800-553-0272
(651-291-0900 outside the U.S. and Canada). A full digital replay will be
available from Tuesday morning, November 11, through Tuesday, November 18, by
dialing 1-800-475-6701 (320-365-3844 outside the U.S. and Canada) and using
access code 963256.
    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 planned 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,
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 Lionsgate 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" and an 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.


     For further information, please contact:

     Peter D. Wilkes

     Kristin Robinson
    The matters discussed in this press release include forward-looking
statements. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties. Actual results in the future could differ materially and
adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements as a result
of various important factors, including risk factors as set forth in
Lionsgate's 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 30,
2008. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of
any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect
any future events or circumstances.

For further information:

For further information: Peter D. Wilkes, +1-310-255-3726,, or Kristin Robinson, +1-310-255-5114,, both of Lionsgate Web Site:

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