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Lionsgate to distribute Participant Media films abroad

Lionsgate will distribute films outside of North America for California-based Participant Media, including available non-output territories for films that fall under Participant’s deal with Amblin Partners. Under the deal, Participant — which ...
January 11, 2017

Lionsgate will distribute films outside of North America for California-based Participant Media, including available non-output territories for films that fall under Participant’s deal with Amblin Partners.

Under the deal, Participant — which has previously worked with Lionsgate — will provide up to five narrative films per year, as well as documentary features.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chair Patrick Wachsberger (pictured), International COO Andrew Kramer, and London-based EVPS of international sales Wendy Reeds and Crystal Bourbeau will spearhead the Berlin-based effort.

“Participant is a major creative force with a unique and resonant signature, and we’re proud to handle their pipeline of prestigious, commercially exciting and socially relevant films,” said Wachsberger and Kramer in a statement.

Lionsgate’s international theatrical roster includes releases from CBS Films, Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and River Road Pictures.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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