Lions Gate cuts staff, drops Code­black movie la­bel

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - Business - News ser­vices

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the stu­dio that made “The Hunger Games” films, is elim­i­nat­ing jobs and get­ting rid of the Code­black busi­ness that pro­duced and dis­trib­uted films for AfricanAmer­i­can au­di­ences. The com­pany is look­ing to stream­line mar­ket­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion, film group chair Joe Drake said Fri­day in an in­ter­nal email. About 25 peo­ple were let go, most of them from the movie divi­sion in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, ac­cord­ing to a per­son with knowl­edge of the mat­ter who wasn’t au­tho­rized to speak pub­licly and asked not to be iden­ti­fied.

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