Magazine article Screen International

Patricia Laucella Promoted to President, Lionsgate Film Business & Legal Affairs

Magazine article Screen International

Patricia Laucella Promoted to President, Lionsgate Film Business & Legal Affairs

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Laucella will continue to report to Lionsgate general counsel and chief strategic officer Wayne Levin.

She has handled production and talent deals for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as well as the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

Laucella has also structured and negotiated talent deals for director Francis Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence as well as many of the other principal cast members on the franchise.

In addition she has structured and negotiated production and talent deals for the first two installments of Lionsgate's Divergent franchise as well as the upcoming Allegiant and other upcoming event films such as Gods Of Egypt, the live-action Power Rangers series, Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg, The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel and Damien Chazelle's La La Land And Wonder.

"Patricia is a skilled financial strategist, superb negotiator and a great team leader," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger and Levin.

"She and her team are providing critical legal support to an expanding portfolio of high-profile event pictures, and her multi-disciplinary business and legal skills combined with her leadership abilities have earned the respect of her colleagues throughout the Lionsgate family. …

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