Lionsgate Lays Off Employees, Ends Partnership with Codeblack


- Looks like Annapurna isn't the only movie studio struggling right now. Lionsgate, best known for The Hunger Games and Twilight films, laid off about 25 employees yesterday.
- They have also ended their partnership with Codeblack, a division focused on films targeting African-American audiences. Codeblack will continue to operate autonomously.
- Lionsgate had an underwhelming 2018, with flops like Robin Hood and Kin bringing their box office intake to its lowest level since 2011.
- 2019 may be more promising. There's another installment of the popular John Wick series, the upcoming Hellboy reboot, and the Rian Johnson-directed Knives Out.

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Fave Lionsgate film? Looking through their offerings from this year, I saw they were responsible for both A Simple Favor and The Spy Who Dumped Me, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed.