Summit Acquisition On January 13, 2012, we acquired Summit, an independent worldwide theatrical motion picture development, production and distribution studio. Founded in 1993, Summit initially operated as an international sales company which became one of the leaders in the industry, due to, among other things, its strong relationships with international distributors. From 1993 to 2007, Summit was responsible for selling or distributing many notable films in the international market including American Pie, Die Hard 3, Donnie Brasco, Babel and Michael Clayton , among others. In addition, Summit co-produced the Step Up franchise with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Smith , which both generated, in the aggregate, over $900
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In 2007, Summit expanded its business into domestic distribution. Since 2007, Summit has won the 2009 Academy Award® for Best Picture for The Hurt Locker and has developed, produced and distributed one of the top film franchises in the world, Twilight . Over the last four years, Summit has produced and/or distributed 31 films, grossing over $1.6 billion in total domestic box office and over $3.0 billion in worldwide box office.
We believe that the acquisition of Summit has united two leading independent studios with powerful brands and complementary assets, solidifying our position as one of the world's largest and most diversified independent entertainment companies. By acquiring Summit, we enhanced our feature film and home entertainment offerings and further broadened our filmed entertainment library to include approximately 60 additional titles. Further, we believe that the integration of both Summit's domestic and international operations enhance our production and distribution capabilities, and extend the combined company's worldwide reach, creating a leading international sales organization.
We also believe that we have positioned ourselves as a leading supplier of content and as a market leader for the young adult audience with the Twilight and Hunger Games franchises. The Twilight franchise is one of the most successful film series ever produced, with approximately $2.5 billion generated in worldwide box office receipts from the first four pictures, Twilight , The Twilight Saga: New Moon , The Twilight Saga: Eclipse , and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 . The franchise is based on Stephenie Meyer's successful book series, which has sold over 116 million copies worldwide, and was the best-selling series in 2008 and 2009 with 29 million and 26.5 million copies sold, respectively. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 , a film based on the fourth book of the series is expected to be released on November 16, 2012. The Hunger Games , a film based on the first of the best-selling trilogy of books by author Suzanne Collins (consisting of The Hunger Games , Catching Fire and Mockingjay ), has generated over $395 million in domestic box office and over $640 million in worldwide box office to date and was the number one movie in the U.S. for 4 consecutive weeks. There are currently more than 36.5 million copies of The Hunger Games trilogy in print in the U.S. (17.5 million copies of The Hunger Games , 10 million copies of Catching Fire and 9 million copies of Mockingjay ). The Hunger Games has spent more than 180 consecutive weeks to date on The New York Times bestseller list since publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire , a film based on the second book of the series is expected to be released on Thanksgiving weekend of 2013.
Our Industry Motion Pictures General. According to the Motion Picture Association of America's U.S. Theatrical Market Statistics 2011 , domestic box office (which includes the U.S. and Canada) for calendar 2011 was $10.2 billion, down 4% compared to $10.6 billion in calendar 2010, but up 6% from five years ago. The 3-D market was down $400 million in box office in 2011 compared to 2010, while 2-D box office in 2011 was consistent with 2010. In 2011, the top 25 domestic box office earning films included The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 , which, to date, has earned over $280 million in domestic box office (and $700 million in worldwide box office).
Worldwide box office for all films released in each country around the world reached $32.6 billion in 2011, up 3% over 2010's total. The increase was due to international box office of $22.4 billion, up 7% compared to 2010, due to growth in each geographic region, including 4% in Europe Middle East and Africa, 24% in Latin America and 6% in Asia Pacific. International box office, in U.S. dollars, is up 35% from five years ago.
Competition. The “major studios,” traditionally regarded in the entertainment industry to mean Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros., have historically dominated the motion picture industry. These studios, all of which are owned by media conglomerates with a variety of operations, have historically produced and distributed the majority of theatrical motion pictures released annually in the U.S.
Competitors less diversified than the “major studios” include such companies as DreamWorks Animation SKG, Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company and MGM. These “independent” studios, including many smaller production companies, have also played an important role in the worldwide feature film market. The films from these studios continue to gain wider market approval and increased share of overall box office receipts and compete with the “major studios” for theatrical market share.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company that competes directly with all studios in its various businesses. However, it operates with a different business model than the "major studios," typically emphasizing a lower cost structure, risk mitigation, reliance on financial partnerships and innovative financial strategies. Lionsgate's cost structures are designed to
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Product Life Cycle. In general, the economic life of a motion picture consists of its exploitation in theaters and in ancillary markets such as through home entertainment, pay-per-view, VOD, electronic-sell-through (“EST”), subscription video-on-demand (“SVOD”), digital rentals, pay television, broadcast television, foreign and other markets. Successful motion pictures may continue to play in theaters for more than three months following their initial release. Concurrent with their release in the U.S., motion pictures are generally released in Canada and may also be released in one or more other foreign markets. After the initial theatrical release, distributors seek to maximize revenues by releasing movies in sequential release date windows, which are generally exclusive against other non-theatrical distribution channels:
Typical Film Release Windows*
Home entertainment (DVD/Blu-ray/EST), VOD, pay-per-view
Network television (free and basic)
Licensing and merchandising
All international releasing
These patterns may not be applicable to every film, and may change based on release patterns, new technologies and product flow.
First pay television window.
International theatrical distribution (outside of the U.S. and Canada) generally follows the same cycle as domestic theatrical distribution. Historically, the international distribution cycle begins a few months after the start of the domestic distribution cycle. However, due, in part, to international box office growth, as well as the increasing sophistication of film piracy operations in international markets and the ease with which the DVD format can be copied, a much higher percentage of films are being released simultaneously to the U.S. and international markets, or even earlier in international markets altogether.
Home Entertainment Home entertainment distribution involves the marketing, promotion and sale and/or lease of DVDs and Blu-ray discs to wholesalers and retailers who then sell or rent the DVDs and Blu-ray discs to consumers for private viewing, and through a broad range of various digital media platforms.
According to the Digital Entertainment Group (the “DEG”), home entertainment spend, including on-demand, declined by about 2% in calendar 2011versus calendar 2010 to about $18.0 billion. Although calendar 2011 marked another year of declining consumer spend for home entertainment, the decline was smaller than that in 2010 due to growth in digital platforms and significant gains in Blu-ray spend, especially during the latter half of 2011. In fact, home entertainment spend grew during the second half of 2011 versus the second half of 2010. Moreover, home entertainment spend was up 2.5% in the first quarter of calendar 2012 compared to the first quarter of calendar 2011. Generally, improving conditions in the overall economy has been cited as a reason for such strengthening in home entertainment spend.
Recent strength in the home entertainment sector has been driven, in part, by increased Blu-ray penetration. The DEG estimates that the number of Blu-ray playback devices in U.S. households increased to nearly 40 million in 2011, up 38% from the previous year. The number of Blu-ray homes continues to climb, with 2.4 million players sold in the first quarter of 2012. Accordingly, the total household penetration of all Blu-ray compatible devices currently stands at more than 40.8 million U.S. homes. Similarly, the 2011 home entertainment market continued to be bolstered by the steady growth of Blu-ray disc sales, as spend rose by 20% in 2011 compared to 2010, with spend stronger by more than 25% during the second half of 2011 compared to the second half of 2010. More recently, Blu-ray disc sales for the first quarter of 2012 jumped 23% compared to the same
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Digital distribution (which includes EST, VOD and SVOD) has also become a growing factor in the home entertainment market. Indeed, consumer spend on digital distribution grew 51% in 2011, making a notable contribution to the overall home entertainment mix. Growth in digital distribution is expected in the future and continued growth of higher-margin digital businesses will tend to exert upward pressure on home entertainment growth margins.
Digital Media Digital distribution involves delivering content by electronic means to consumer devices including in-home devices (such as smart televisions, Blu-ray players and game consoles) and mobile devices (such as smart phones, tablets, and personal computers). According to the DEG, digital distribution contributed materially to the home entertainment sector in calendar 2011, with consumer spending on VOD, EST and SVOD up a combined 51% to $3.4 billion. Specifically, SVOD grew to approximately $1 billion for 2011, versus non-meaningful spend in calendar 2010, while VOD and broadband EST grew to approximately $1.9 billion, up 7% for 2011, and approximately $554 million, up 9% for 2011, respectively. Further, VOD significantly offset the decline of the entire home entertainment rental category in 2011. Without VOD, rental was down 3% for 2011; with VOD, rental was down less than 1% to $7.5 billion. Indeed, during the second half of calendar 2011, digital growth was sufficient to offset home entertainment packaged declines, resulting in overall home entertainment spend growth during the last six months of calendar 2011. Continued growth in digital distribution is expected in the future.
Television Programming The market for television programming consists of buyers such as broadcast television networks (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC), pay and basic cable networks (such as AMC, HBO, MTV, Showtime, Starz, Turner, TV Guide, VH1 and USA) and syndicators of first-run programming (such as Debmar-Mercury, Sony Pictures Television, and CBS Television Distribution), which license programs on a station-by-station basis. In addition to these traditional players, there are an increasing number of new distribution platforms including digital media platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft's X-BOX, Sony's Playstation Network, Netflix, Best Buy/CinemaNow, Hulu, YouTube, and Wal-Mart/Vudu, who acquire original and library programming. This growing marketplace is creating more demand for content and more licensing opportunities for new and existing television programs.
The Company Production Motion pictures The motion picture industry is generally composed of two major business segments: production and distribution. Production consists of “greenlighting” and financing motion pictures, as well as the development of a screenplay, the actual filming activities and post-filming editing/post-production process. We take a disciplined approach to film production with the goal of producing content that we can distribute to theatrical and ancillary markets, which include home entertainment, pay and free television, on-demand services and digital media platforms, both domestically and internationally.
In fiscal 2012, we produced, participated in the production of, completed or substantially completed principal photography (the phase of film production during which most of the filming takes place) of the following motion pictures:
Good Deeds (released in February 2012)
The Hunger Games (released in March 2012)
What To Expect When You're Expecting (released in May 2012)
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (expected June 2012 release)
Step Up Revolution (expected July 2012 release)
The Possession (expected August 2012 release)
The Perks of Being A Wallflower (expected September 2012 release)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (expected November 2012 release)
The Last Stand (expected calendar 2013 release)
Warm Bodies (expected calendar 2013 release)
Now You See Me (expected calendar 2013 release)
Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor (expected calendar 2013 release)
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Tyler Perry's We The Peoples (expected calendar 2013 release)
Nurse 3D (expected calendar 2013 release)
In fiscal 2013, we are producing or participating in the production, or are currently in or slated for production, of the following motion pictures:
Jessabelle - After a devastating car accident, Jessie returns to Louisiana, her estranged father and the crumbling bayou mansion of her childhood. When she finds videotapes of tarot readings her mother made for her before dying in childbirth, a ghostly presence in the house shows Jessie her mother's predictions may be terrifyingly accurate.
Stand Up Guys - A biting comedic escapade about two old friends, each retired hit men, whose plan for a big night exposes a deadly secret.
Red 2 - The sequel to Red , reuniting a team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Based on the second book in Suzanne Collins' bestselling series. It chronicles the life of Katniss Everdeen after she emerges from the 74th Annual Hunger Games victorious- but far from safe. Even as she becomes an unwitting symbol of the rebellion mounting in the districts, Katniss never loses sight of her commitment to protect her family.
School Dance - A contemporary coming of age comedy that chronicles Jason Jackson's quest to make an impression on the girl of his dreams, and gain acceptance into the most exclusive clique in his school at the school dance lock-in.
Dirty Dancing - A musical reinvention of the 1980's blockbuster classic that plays tribute to the emotional excitement of first love, the thrills and complexity of sexual awakening, and the soul stirring power of dance. The classic tale of teen-age Baby's forbidden romance with Johnny Castle will be told like it has never been told before, incorporating classic songs from the 60's, hits from the original film, and brand new compositions. This new experience of a timeless story will allow a whole new generation to have the time of their lives.
They Came Together - When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big corporation is the one that threatens to shut down her quirky knick-knack store. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through. But then right at the end…well you'll just have to see. (Hint: He makes a big speech and they get back together.)
Our production team attempts to produce films with disciplined budgets that have commercial potential. In general first, our production division reviews hundreds of scripts and original intellectual property, looking for material that will attract top talent (primarily actors and directors). We then actively develop a small number of such scripts, working with the major talent agencies and producers to recruit talent that appeals to the film's target audience. We believe the commercial and/or critical success of our films should enhance our reputation and continue to give us access to top talent, scripts and projects. We often develop films in targeted niche markets in which we can achieve a sustainable competitive advantage, as evidenced by the successes of our young-adult films, including the Twilight series and The Hunger Games , our horror films, including the Saw franchise, and our urban films, including the Tyler Perry franchise.
The decision whether to “greenlight” (or proceed with production of) a film is a diligent process that involves many of our key executives. Generally, the production division presents projects to a committee comprised of the heads of our production, theatrical distribution, home entertainment, international distribution, legal and finance departments. In this process, scripts are evaluated for both artistic merit and commercial viability. The committee considers the entire package, including the script, the talent that may be attached or pursued and the production division's initial budget. They also discuss talent and story elements that could make the project more successful. Next, the heads of domestic and international distribution prepare estimates of projected revenues and the costs of marketing and distributing the film. Our finance and legal professionals then review the projections and financing options, and the committee decides whether the picture is worth pursuing by balancing the risk of a production against its potential for financial success or failure. The final “greenlight” decision is made by our corporate senior management team, headed by the Co-Chairs of our Motion Picture Group and our Chief Executive Officer.
We typically seek to mitigate the financial risk associated with film production by negotiating co-production agreements (which provide for joint efforts and cost-sharing between us and one or more third-party production companies) and pre-selling international distribution rights on a selective basis (which refers to licensing the rights to distribute a film in one or more media generally for a limited term, in one or more specific territories prior to completion of the film). We often attempt to minimize our production exposure by structuring agreements with talent that provide for them to participate in the financial
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In addition, many states and foreign countries have implemented incentive programs designed to attract film production to their jurisdiction as a means of economic development. Government incentives typically take the form of sales tax refunds, transferable tax credits, refundable tax credits, low interest loans, direct subsidies or cash rebates, which are calculated based on the amount of money spent in the particular jurisdiction in connection with the production. Each jurisdiction determines the regulations that must be complied with, as well as the conditions that must be satisfied, in order for a production to qualify for the rebate. We use certain Canadian tax credits, international tax structures and subsidy programs, domestic state tax incentives and/or programs (in such states as Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York and Pennsylvania) and other structures that may help reduce our financial risk.
Television Our television business consists of the development, production, syndication and distribution of television programs. We license our television productions to the domestic cable, free and pay television markets, as well as through various digital platforms. As with film production, we use similar tax credits, subsidies, incentives and programs for television production in order to employ fiscally responsible deal structures.
Over the past 10 years, our television programming has earned 98 Emmy ® Award nominations, has won 19 Emmy ® Awards, and has been nominated and won numerous Golden Globe ® Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards ® . In fiscal 2012, we produced 19 television shows, aired original programming on 14 networks and distributed over 200 series worldwide.
Series. Domestic television programming may include one-hour and half-hour scripted and reality programming. In fiscal 2012, we produced the following episodes of domestic television programming:
13 episodes of the fifth season of the award-winning series Mad Men , a one-hour drama for AMC;
13 episodes of the seventh season of the award-winning series Weeds , a half-hour comedy for Showtime;
10 episodes of the fourth season of the award-winning series Nurse Jackie , a half-hour comedy for Showtime;
13 episodes of the third season of Blue Mountain State, a half-hour comedy for Spike TV; and
In fiscal 2013, we expect to produce the following episodes of domestic television programming:
13 episodes of the sixth season of Mad Men;
14 episodes of the eighth season of Weeds;
10 episodes of the second season of Boss for Starz;
A minimum of 10 episodes of the first season of Anger Management , a half-hour comedy for FX;
13 episodes of the first season of Orange Is The New Black , a half-hour comedy for Netflix;
6 episodes of the first season of Next Caller , a half-hour comedy for NBC;
13 episodes of the first season of Nashville , a one-hour drama for ABC; and
Other various proposed pilots and television series that may be delivered in the fiscal year.
Recent developments In May 2012, we delivered two network pilots, both of which were ordered to series: Nashville , a drama for ABC about love, country music, family, politics and sex set in Nashville, being produced pursuant to a development and production deal with Emmy Award® winning and Academy Award® nominated reality producer and documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler; and Next Caller , a comedy for NBC about a brash alpha male DJ and his feminist co-host set in the office of a satellite radio station.
In May 2012, we announced that we had partnered with television and music entrepreneur and producer Simon Fuller to develop a contemporary television musical drama chronicling the lives and loves of a young California rock and roll band.
In March 2012, the Company announced that it had entered into a partnership with Thunderbird Films, a television production, distribution and financing company, to produce programming for broadcast and cable networks. Frank Giustra, a director and former founder of the Company, owns an interest in Thunderbird Films. The venture, Sea To Sky Entertainment (“Sea To Sky”), will generate a broad range of scripted programming for mainstream commercial
Table of Contents audiences in the U.S. and Canada. Sea To Sky, which will be jointly managed, will share production and distribution costs for series picked up by television networks, allowing co-funding of network television programming while mitigating risk. Current projects include a one-hour drama from Dennis Lehane, the author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone , and a limited series for international coproduction based on the upcoming book "An Uncommon Youth," a first person account of the events and family dysfunction surrounding the Getty kidnapping in Italy in the 1970's.
In January 2012, we announced that we had entered into a long-term programming and development venture with Groupo Televisa, S.A.B. (“Televisa”) to create English language television content for U.S. broadcast and cable networks. The partnership, which includes a development fund designed to attract quality talent to approximately six to eight projects a year, will develop scripted and unscripted English language original programming as well as format adaptations from Televisa's vast library of titles, including the leading telenovelas in the world to be produced in English. Current projects include the following: From Prada To Nada , Pantelion's debut film being developed as a comedy television series; Badlands , a scripted drama in partnership with ABC Studios based on Televisa's runaway hit Soy Tu Duena , a successful telenovela; the poignant Terminales for ABC Family; and Teresa , based on another Televisa telenovela.
In November 2011, Netflix ordered Orange Is The New Black , an original comedy series created by Jenji Kohan, the creator, executive producer and show runner of Weeds. The series, based on Piper Kerman's memoir “Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women's Prison,” is the second original series ordered by Netflix.
In October 2011, we entered into a three-year joint television venture with Banca Studio, a company formed by Roy Bank, a reality producer ( Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?) and former President of Television for Merv Griffin Entertainment. As part of the venture, we purchased the slate of production and development originated under Mr. Bank's tenure at Merv Griffin Entertainment, including the NBC game show It's Worth What? , hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Bloomberg Television's The Mentor , and ABC's Million Dollar Mind Game. In July 2011, we announced that FX had ordered Charlie Sheen's Anger Management , a new sitcom loosely based on Revolution Studios' 2003 hit comedy feature of the same name. The series will air exclusively on FX beginning in June 2012.
In March 2011, we entered into an agreement with reality producer and development executive Eli Frankel, formerly with Magical Elves Entertainment ( Project Runway , Top Chef ), to create non-scripted programming for our television division.
Animation We are, from time to time, involved in the development, acquisition, production and distribution of animation projects for full theatrical release, television and DVD release.
DVD production - In the past several years, we have released several direct-to-video animated movies with Marvel including Ultimate Avengers , Ultimate Avengers 2, The Invincible Iron Man, Doctor Strange , Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Hulk vs. Thor/ Wolverine , Planet Hulk and Thor, Tales of Asgard . In the third quarter of fiscal 2012, we began production on Tyler Perry's first animated feature, Tyler Perry's Madea's Kids, which will bring his most famous characters, including Madea, into animation for the first time. We anticipate delivery of this feature in the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
Television production - In 2009, we delivered 26 half-hours and five films of a comedic action adventure series titled Speed Racer: The Next Generation (based on the well-known franchise Speed Racer ) to Nickelodeon Networks, which was produced by Animation Collective of New York City. All 26 episodes aired in fiscal 2009. A second 26 half-hour season of the adventure series was ordered and is being produced by Toonz Entertainment, Kick Start Productions and Animation Collective. The first 15 of these episodes have aired on Nickelodeon Network's Nick Toons, and we expect the balance of such order to be fully delivered in the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Additionally, three DVDs of Speed Racer, The Next Generation have already been released.
Theatrical films - In September 2010, we released Alpha and Omega , a 3-D animated film starring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover and Dennis Hopper, with our partner, Crest Animation. The film was the first picture developed under a co-finance deal with Crest Animation and is from the creator of Open Season , a Sony Pictures Animation CGI film. Building on our relationship with Crest Animation, in February 2010, we
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Music Our music department creatively oversees music for our theatrical and television slates, as well as the music needs of other areas within our company. Our music strategy is to service the creative divisions' music needs, while striving to exploit the music assets we acquire from their activities. Unlike music publishers, whose revenue has historically been dependent upon royalties generated by record sales, our publishing revenue derives primarily from performance royalties generated by the theatrical exhibition of our films and the television broadcast of our productions.
Music released for our theatrical slate includes overseeing songs, scores and soundtracks for all of our productions, co-productions and acquisitions. In fiscal 2012, through our label partner Universal Republic, we released the critically acclaimed soundtrack The Hunger Games Songs from District 12 and Beyond , which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, only one of 16 soundtracks to ever achieve this status. The album also premiered at number one on iTunes top albums chart as well as number one on iTunes soundtrack chart within hours of release. The album was certified gold after 12 days and is currently approaching platinum certification with sales at greater than 720,000 units. Additionally, we released through Universal Republic the score album, The Hunger Games: Music from the Motion Picture , by composer James Newton Howard. The score album debuted at number two on iTunes soundtrack chart (just behind The Hunger Games Songs from District 12 and Beyond) and has sold over 30,000 units to date. Further, "Music Videos And Performances From The Twilight Saga Soundtracks: Volume 1,” a collection of music videos and live performances from bands featured on the soundtracks from the first three Twilight films was also released in fiscal 2012. Moreover, the first single from The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 , "It Will Rain," by Grammy Award-winning Bruno Mars, has sold over 2 million copies to date, and the film's soundtrack, released in November 2011, has been certified gold for sales of 500,000 albums. Finally, in fiscal 2012, we also released soundtracks to One For The Money (Lakeshore Records), Abduction (Epic Records), Warrior (Lakeshore Records), Conan The Barbarian 3D (Warner Brothers Records) and The Devil's Double (Lakeshore Records) . In fiscal 2013, we released soundtracks for What To Expect When You're Expecting, The Cabin in The Woods , and Safe , and expect to release soundtracks for The Possession and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Furthermore, we will continue our artist outreach by hosting a music component of the Sundance Film Festival, “A Celebration of Music in Film,” in addition to the Los Angeles Film Festival's inaugural film music concert.
Music released for our television slate includes overseeing songs, scores and soundtracks for all of our television productions. In fiscal 2012, we released Zou Bisou Bisou, a vinyl single and accompanying digital download derived from Jessica Paré's (Megan Draper) on-screen performance in the first episode of season 5 of Mad Men , which hit number one in Billboard's World Music Chart of Digital Songs. We also used a Beatles original master recording, "Tomorrow Never Knows," the final track of The Beatles' 1966 studio album Revolver, on Mad Men , the very first time it has been featured on television. Additionally, in collaboration with FEARnet.com, we released an original soundtrack for Friday the 13th and for Boss , which featured a collaboration of “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down” between Robert Plant and Boss composer Brian Reitzell, yielding the show's evocative main title theme. In fiscal 2013, we intend to release new soundtracks for Mad Men and Nurse Jackie , develop new music for Nashville , revisit our successful covers campaign for the “Little Boxes” main title theme for Weeds , and provide music for new series including Anger Management , Next Caller and Orange Is The New Black .
Distribution Domestic theatrical distribution “Distribution” refers to the marketing and commercial or retail exploitation of motion pictures. We distribute motion pictures directly to U.S. movie theaters. Generally, distributors and exhibitors (theater owners) will enter into agreements whereby the exhibitor retains a portion of the “gross box office receipts,” which are the admissions paid at the box office. The balance (i.e., gross film rentals) is remitted to the distributor.
Over the past five years, motion pictures that Lionsgate has released include the following in-house productions or co-productions:
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Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
Tyler Perry, Alfre Woodward, Sanaa Lathan, Kathy Bates, Taraji P. Henson
Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns
Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Rick Fox, Sofia Vergara
Gabriel Macht, Samuel Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes