Lionsgate Films sets foot in India to produce movies

Lionsgate Films, one of the most prominent Hollywood studios will soon start producing films in India.

Lionsgate Films is a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation that reported revenue of $ 3.2 billion in the year to 31 March 2017. Internationally, the studio is known for blockbusters such as dystopian science fiction adventure series The Hunger Games, Oscar-winning romantic musical La La Land (2016) and science fiction action movie series The Divergent.

It has already set up an office in Mumbai and is working on upcoming projects. While its primary focus remains distribution, over time, Lionsgate has ventured into production too, backing projects such as romantic musical ‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights’ (2004), romantic comedy, ‘The Prince and Me’ (2004) and British-Italian-South African historical drama ‘Hotel Rwanda’ (2004).