[01/05/07 - 01:55 PM]
Weeds Is on a Roll!
The studio touts the show's Screen Actors Guild Awards and Producers Guild Awards nominations.

[via press release from Lionsgate]

WEEDS Is on a Roll!

Lionsgate's Acclaimed Showtime Comedy Series Earns SAG Award Nominations for Best Actress and Best Ensemble and a Producers Guild Nomination

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 5 -- Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) acclaimed Showtime comedy WEEDS has earned Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in the television categories of Actress in a Comedy Series for Mary-Louise Parker and Comedy Ensemble. The Producers Guild of America has also tapped WEEDS for a comedy series nomination. These nods join a growing list of accolades for the show, which includes four Golden Globe nominations.

A daring adult comedy which pushes the boundaries of contemporary television, WEEDS has enjoyed both domestic and international success and was recently renewed for a third season. Produced by Lionsgate in association with Tilted Productions, the series is created and executive produced by Emmy(R) Award winner Jenji Kohan. Roberto Benabib and Craig Zisk are also executive producers; Mark Burley is supervising producer. WEEDS resumes shooting in Los Angeles this spring for a summer 2007 third season launch.

The 13th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented January 28, 2007 at the Shrine Auditorium. This year's Producers Guild Award winners will be honored on January 20, 2007 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Lionsgate is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, winning this year's Best Picture Academy Award(R) for CRASH, generating two consecutive years of $300 million-plus domestic theatrical box office, operating a $500 million-plus home entertainment business and producing a broad slate of prime time television series for fiscal 2007. It is a premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library of more than 10,000 titles is a valuable source of stable, recurring revenue and a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

SOURCE Lionsgate

  [january 2007]  


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