Lionsgate has been handed the keys and the deed to cabler TV Guide Network and the TV Guide Online biz after closing its $255 million purchase from Macrovision.
"Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" took in $41.1 million, giving Lionsgate its biggest opening weekend during a time of instability for the company.
Katherine Heigl has signed on to star opposite Ashton Kutcher in the Lionsgate thriller "Five Killers."
Tom Ortenberg, a 12-year vet of Lionsgate, is leaving for a comparable exec post at the Weinstein Co.
Lionsgate has picked up North American and U.K. rights to James Strouse's comedy "The Winning Season."
"More Than a Game," a documentary about NBA star LeBron James' high school days in Akron, Ohio, has been sold to Lionsgate in an unusual deal.
Lionsgate is eliminating 8% of its staff, which had grown from 350 to 550 over the past four years.
Lionsgate has set Ashton Kutcher to star in and Robert Luketic to direct "Five Killers," an action comedy that will begin production early next year.