Top 10 Film Production Houses of Hollywood 2015

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9. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation

The company is headquartered in California, United States. It was founded in 1997 by Frank Giustra.


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Mark Rachesky is the current chairman and Jon Feltheimer is the CEO. Lions Gate has many product lines like motion pictures, television programming, distribution, licensing, music and others. Motion pictures can be further categorized into Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Television, International, Lions Gate UK and others. In theatrical, the revenue is earned picture wise and the sources are mainly theatrical releases from US and Canada. Home entertainment entails turnover from in-house productions of films, television series and from distribution of licensed movies etc. Television is mainly about earning revenue from cable, etc. International earnings are derived from selling the acquired films, television or other products in the catalog, selling to other distributors and so forth. Lionsgate UK is basically selling the licensed movies to United Kingdom.

Business Strategy followed by Lions Gate is to diversify the portfolio to reduce the financial risk involved. At production stage, due diligence is done to decide whether the project is financially viable or not. Risk mitigation plan is constructed by negotiating co-production arrangements. For distribution, various channels are used like video-on-demand, pay per view, EST (electronic sell through), subscription video on demand and so forth. Also, in case of direct selling to theatres, a piece of receipt is retained by distributor and exhibitor.

Some of the blockbuster movies by Lions Gate are The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga, Divergent, Expendables Few of the movie co-produced or produced by Lions Gate in 2014 and 2015 are I, Frakenstein, Date and Switch, Repentance, Postman Pat: The Movie, The Expendables 3, Addicted, Cooties, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Spare Parts, Mortdeal etc.

Revenue - $524 Million