Magazine article Screen International

Alcon Joins Lionsgate to Co-Finance Rom-Com Expecting

Magazine article Screen International

Alcon Joins Lionsgate to Co-Finance Rom-Com Expecting

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Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson have made their first investment outside of Warner Bros and will share production and marketing costs on What To Expect When You're Expecting starring Anna Kendrick (pictured), among others.

"We have immense respect for the many business successes Lionsgate has had throughout their history and we have no doubt that What To Expect When You're Expecting will continue that tradition," Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Johnson and Kosove said in a joint statement.

"Andrew and Broderick have impeccable taste and they're astute businessmen," Lionsgate co-COO and motion picture group president Joe Drake said. "Their interest in partnering with Lionsgate is immensely flattering from both a creative and a financial perspective.

"This co-financing deal is ideal for both of us because it aligns our interests; there is a true sharing of risk capital including P&A on films that we both see great value in making. …

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