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Lionsgate(R)'s Acclaimed Series MAD MEN Wins Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for Outstanding TV Drama Series Ensemble and Producers Guild Award

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2009-01-26 05:30:23     
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LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a TV Drama Series Ensemble for its acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) on Sunday, January 25. The series was also honored at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 24 with the Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama.

"Thanks to the work of our exceptionally talented cast and producers, MAD MEN has had a remarkable season," said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's president of television programming and production. "We're very proud of these wins and gratified by this recognition from the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Guild."

Earlier this month, the series took home its second consecutive Golden Globe(R) for Best Drama Series and an AFI Award as one of the 10 Most Outstanding Television Series of 2008. Its list of recent honors also includes award nominations from the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild and the Art Directors Guild.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is the leading next generation 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 VOD and Internet horror channel with Sony and Comcast, the expected fall 2009 launch of the premium entertainment channel Epix with partners Viacom and MGM, investment in the leading young men's digital distribution platform Break.com, ownership of the premier independent television syndication company Debmar-Mercury and an alliance with independent filmed entertainment production and distribution company Roadside Attractions. Lionsgate also has forged partnerships with leading content creators, owners and distributors in key territories around the world, including Televisa in the U.S. and Latin America, StudioCanal in the UK, Hoyts and Sony in Australia and Eros International in India.

The Company has generated more than $450 million at the North American theatrical box office in the past 12 months and has 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 and The Dead Zone, and nearly 7% 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. More information on Lionsgate can be found at www.lionsgate.com.

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