L.A. Screenings Spotlight: Lionsgate Entertainment


Starring Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), the Lionsgate Entertainment highlight Ten Days in the Valley tells the story of an overworked TV producer and single mother whose daughter goes missing in the middle of the night.

The drama is being showcased at the L.A. Screenings by Lionsgate Entertainment, which is attending the market for the first time since its merger with Starz. Another highlight is Candy Crush, a game show that sees contestants complete physical challenges in an arena based on the mobile game Candy Crush Saga. “Lionsgate is making it available as a format and as a 10×1-hour finished series,” says Peter Iacono, the company’s president of international television and digital distribution.

There is also the musical event Dirty Dancing, an adaptation of the hit movie that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

“As consumers become increasingly selective, broadcasters and platforms need iconic programming that stands out in a crowded marketplace,” says Iacono.