Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Plots Comic-Con S-VOD Channel

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Plots Comic-Con S-VOD Channel

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The subscription VOD service is planned to launch later this year with original short-form content created exclusively for the channel, archived footage from 45 years of Comic-Con and film and TV from Lionsgate "and other studios".

Lionsgate and Comic-Con International: San Diego also plan to turn the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival into a year-round online destination.

The Comic-Con International channel is the third streaming service to come from Lionsgate following the Lionsgate Entertainment World platform with the Alibaba Group in China and Tribeca Shortlist in partnership with Tribeca Enterprises.

The extension of the Grindstone Entertainment Group deal with Emmett/Furla Films will see a further 10 films. Select titles such as Bruce Willis CIA thriller The Extraction will go out on the freshly minted Lionsgate Premiere label.

Thus far Grindstone's collaboration with Emmett/Furla has generated crime thriller Empire State starring Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth and serial killer thriller Frozen Ground with Nic Cage and John Cusack. …

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