MIPTV Spotlight: Lionsgate


Lionsgate is showcasing Vida and Sweetbitter, two brand-new Starz original drama series, as well as Wrong Man, a six-part Starz documentary.

Vida focuses on two Mexican-American sisters from the east side of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Sweetbitter, adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name, tells the story of a 22-year-old working in the restaurant industry in New York City. From Joe Berlinger, Wrong Man examines cases of inmates who have been incarcerated for decades and claim they’re innocent.

“Lionsgate and Starz provide a great home for talent—a combined company that allows storytellers to create premium, noisy and relatable programming across many different platforms,” says Peter Iacono, the president of international television and digital distribution at Lionsgate.