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Lionsgate Announces Multi-Year Deals with Grindstone's Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb

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Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, has extended its relationship with its Grindstone Entertainment Group and signed new multi-year agreements with Grindstone President and CEO Barry Brooker and principal Stan Wertlieb, it was announced today by Lionsgate Co-COO and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks.

Grindstone is one of the most prolific film producers in the industry, and its long-term partnership with Lionsgate has generated a string of profitable films including such recent successes as the thrillers Empire State, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Frozen Ground, starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack.

"We're delighted to extend our successful partnership with Grindstone and its principals Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb," said Beeks. "They are an important part of the Lionsgate family and a key component of our slate.  We expect them to continue to serve as a reliable source of profitable films featuring world-class talent in the years to come and, as they continue to evolve as a label, we look forward to elevating our Grindstone relationship to the next level."

"We're very proud to renew our longstanding partnership with Lionsgate, one of the most prestigious, exciting and innovative entertainment brands in the world," said Brooker and Wertlieb. "We're pleased to continue building our Grindstone business within the Lionsgate family."

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