NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Lionsgate Entertainment


BUDAPEST: Best friends Tommy (David Schwimmer) and Dion (Jim Sturgess) open an upscale restaurant in their downtrodden Bronx neighborhood in Feed the Beast, a drama that Lionsgate Entertainment is presenting to buyers at NATPE Budapest.

The company’s slate also features the ten-episode series Graves, about a former U.S. president who, in the midst of a spiritual and political awakening, sets out to right the wrongs of his administration. Meanwhile, the edgy comedy Nightcap, starring Ali Wentworth, goes behind the scenes of a fictional late-night talk show.

“Distinctive and original programming epitomizes the highly successful Lionsgate brand,” says Peter Iacono, Lionsgate’s president of international television and digital distribution. “With such a broad portfolio of high-quality programming, we have a compelling and diverse offering to benefit all types of distribution outlets.”