Lionsgate has tapped veteran exec Lisa Ellzey as exec VP of motion picture production as part of its efforts to broaden the banner's offerings.
John Stockwell has signed to direct supernatural thriller "Sanctuary" from Stephen Susco's script for Lionsgate and Sobini Films, which are co-financing.
Lionsgate film exec veep of acquisitions and co-productions Jason Constantine has been upped to prexy of the department.
Lionsgate has spirited away domestic and Canadian rights to the third "Transporter" movie starring Jason Statham ("Crank").
Lionsgate has acquired comedy spec "Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty" from Adam Sachs and set it up with Todd Garner's Broken Road Prods. and Energy Entertainment.
Lionsgate and Eros Intl., the leading distributor of Indian movies, have set up a joint venture spanning distribution and production in India and North America.
Lionsgate has stepped up to make screen scribe Stuart Gibbs' debut novel, "The Last Equation."
Julie Benz will topline "Saw V," the latest installment in the Lionsgate/Twisted Pictures franchise, set for release Oct. 24.
TBS's love affair with Tyler Perry continues to smolder, ignited by its deal with Lionsgate to pre-buy Perry's "Meet the Browns," which opens in theaters Friday.
Jennifer Hudson is negotiating to star in "Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys," a drama Perry wrote and will direct and star in for Lionsgate.
Continuing its lucrative relationship with Tyler Perry, Lionsgate has signed up with the multihyphenate for his next two films.