Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (or Lionsgate) is a North American entertainment company. The company was formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 3, 1997, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. As of 2012, it is the most commercially successful independent film and television distribution company in North America and the seventh most profitable movie studio.
Lionsgate Films (formerly known as Cinépix Film Properties) is a North American film production-distribution company, a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment. It is currently the largest and most successful independent film distributor-studio in North America. It focuses mainly on foreign and independent films, and is perhaps best known for distributing films that are too controversial for the large American companies like Fahrenheit 9/11 and American Psycho. Aside from home video distribution of films sub-licensed from other studios, Lionsgate's library consists of films from the respective companies Lionsgate succeeded-in-interest, such as Trimark Pictures, Vestron Pictures, and Artisan Entertainment, in addition to their in-house material. Their complete ownership depends on the worldwide regions of license.
Lionsgate is the distributor of the Harmony Unleashed Film Series along with NaruIchi97/AtomicRanger97 Entertainment Studios Inc. since Harmony Unleashed: Evolution.
Lionsgate Television is the television division of Lions Gate Entertainment, an entertainment company. It is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Lionsgate Television produced such series as The Dead Zone, Five Days to Midnight, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Boss, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and the Emmy Award-winning Mad Men. Lionsgate also recently acquired TV syndication firm Debmar-Mercury in 2006 with 20th Television handling ad-sales with the exception for Meet the Browns, as the ad-sales are handled by Disney-ABC Domestic Television and Turner Television co-distributing the series. Lionsgate also co-owns TVGN with CBS Corporation.
Lionsgate, My Little Pony and Harmony UnleashedEdit
Lionsgate is the distributor of the Harmony Unleashed Cinematic and Television universe consisted of main films produced by Lionsgate, spin-offs mainly distributed by Summit Entertainment and Pantelion Films , and the television series, Harmony Unleashed: Guardians of Equestria by Lionsgate Television and FremantleMedia Enterprises, as well as its other TV spin-offs by Hollowfox Digital Media and Netflix.
Due to their work on Harmony Unleashed, Lionsgate is able to distribute the 2017 My Little Pony feature film with Allspark Pictures , DHX Media and Hasbro Studios. Aaron Montalvo commented that he is proud of Lionsgate being interested in distributing a Pony movie after working with them on the Harmony Unleashed films.