Lions Gate thinks big picture at ShoWest

Diorio, Carl
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/24/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 63, p20
Trade Publication
Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. held its coming-out party as a mini-major on March 23, 2004. The one-time Canadian film outfit, which has become increasingly Los Angeles-based and recently morphed into a much bigger company with its acquisition of Artisan Entertainment Inc., staged a glitzy reception at ShoWest 2004 exposition of the sort generally thrown by select Hollywood majors. Building on a pre-lunch screening of the movie "The Punisher" shindig featured in-person cameos by picture's stars, actor Thomas Jane and actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, and a showreel preview of a dozen upcoming Lions Gate pictures.


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