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Lionsgate

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Lionsgate Sues Twilight Parody That Sued Them For Having a Twilight Monopoly

Last spring we told you the riveting tale how Behind the Lines Productions, creator of the Twilight parody Twiharderdecided to sue Lionsgate and Summit on the grounds that they’re big meanies who unfairly monopolize the Twilight franchise… a franchise they, y’know, own the rights to. Behind the Lines has some gumption, I’ll give them that. Except now that gumption’s gotten them countersued by Lionsgate, whose 204 page countercomplaint can be basically summed up as “…You guys aren’t serious, right?”

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Catching Fire Propels Lionsgate To Its Second Billion-Dollar Year

Tell me again that a female superhero movie is too financially risky a proposition. I dare you.

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Cautiously Optimistic

Lionsgate in Talks to Make Hillary Clinton Biopic

First it appeared on the Black List, then it attracted a director, then casting rumors, and now, most importantly, a production studio. Lionsgate is in “early talks,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, to pick up Rodham, a bio pic about a young Hillary Clinton in her days as a lawyer on the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach President Richard Nixon.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Huge Box Office Returns Put It Ahead Of Batman

Not only did Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire place itself ahead of a Batman film on box office listings, who turned out for the film may surprise you.

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Real Or Not Real?

Lionsgate in Talks for Hunger Games Theme Park, the Hungriest Place on Earth

Wasn’t I just talking about misguided attempts at marketing The Hunger Games? I suppose this was inevitable when we made an action blockbuster franchise out of a dystopian future setting where the enemy isn’t robots or aliens or disease or a natural disaster or dragons… it’s just other people.

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UPDATED: Lionsgate Attempts To Distance Themselves From Orson Scott Card Before Ender’s Game Hits Theaters

Lionsgate has issued an official statement to distance themselves from Orson Scott Card, the creator whose book their new movie Ender’s Game is based on. 

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Summit Entertainment Is Being Sued For An Egregious Amount Of Money By A Twilight Parody Company

Wait until you hear why.

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We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

Buffy vs. Edward Fan Mashup Wins Copyright Struggle With Lionsgate, Gets Back Online

In 2009 Jonathan McIntosh made a six minute long video by splicing together clips from Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and just a tiny, tiny bit of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), where Edward Cullen finds his vampire instincts turning his affections towards Buffy Summers, and he bites off quite a bit more than his fangs can properly chew. At the time, Summit Entertainment had better things to do than shut down cleverly made internet videos with millions of views and a Webby nomination, but everything changed when the Fire Nation -

No, I mean. Everything changed when Summit Entertainment, and therefore The Twilight Saga was acquired by Lionsgate a year ago.

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

The Hunger Games Costumes Go On A Multi-City Tour Then Up For Auction At NYCC

The odds won’t have to be in your favor to grab a costume from The Hunger Games, but you might need a bank error in your favor. Haxbee, Inc are putting the fantastical costumes from the Lionsgate film up for auction after traveling the country on a special tour. Will they make a stop near you?

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The Hunger Games was the Most Googled Movie of 2012

Google released its statistics on the most trending searches of the past year, naturally, separated into a few different categories. (You know, because without categories the most popular search was probably something like “porn” or “my IP address” or “google.”) Categories like Athletes, Events, Performing Artists, Airlines (oddly enough), and, of course, Feature Films.

And right at the top of the feature film list? The Hunger Games.

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