MIPCOM Spotlight: Lionsgate Entertainment


CANNES: The single-camera comedy Graves, which Lionsgate Entertainment is presenting for buyers, stars Nick Nolte as a former two-term U.S. president who embarks on a quest to right the wrongs of his administration.

Sela Ward plays his wife and the former first lady who decides it’s time for her to pursue her own political ambitions.

Also from Lionsgate, Nightcap takes viewers into the fast-paced world of a fictional late-night talk show. “This irreverent show features Staci, the frazzled producer, played by Ali Wentworth, and a mixed cast of improvisational actors and real-life celebrity guests,” says Peter Iacono, the president of international television and digital distribution at Lionsgate.

The company is also presenting the competition series Kicking & Screaming, which sees expert survivalists paired with pampered partners to face tough challenges.