Tori Socha Promoted to Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV

July 28th, 2016 by SPIKE Press

TORI SOCHA PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, ORIGINAL SERIES, SPIKE TV

 Los Angeles, CA, July 28, 2016 – Tori Socha has been promoted to Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV, it was announced today by Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Series, to whom she will continue to report.

In her new position, Socha will continue to oversee both current series and original concepts for the network, with an aim to broaden and expand Spike’s successful non-scripted slate.

“Tori’s immense dedication and innovative spirit has proven to be a tremendous resource for our team,” says Senior.  “We look forward to her creative contributions as the network continues to broaden out.”

Since joining Spike as Senior Director, Socha has been responsible for overseeing both current series and original concepts for the channel.  She currently serves as executive in charge of the network’s hit series “Ink Master,” where she helped grow the franchise by developing the spinoff series “Ink Master: Redemption,” now in its third season.  She is also the executive in charge of development on upcoming series “Caraoke Showdown” and special “Tracks.”  Prior to joining Spike, Socha served as Director of Alternative Programming at Syfy where she developed unscripted series, including “Ghost Mine” and “Heroes of Cosplay” and served as Manager of Development for TLC.  Socha started her career at William Morris Agency, CBS and Discovery Studios.

Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Melissa Sugiura           Spike TV                     310-407-4729              melissa.sugiura@spike.com

Lauren Ruggiero Promoted To Vice President, Scripted Original Series, Spike TV

July 19th, 2016 by leungm

LAUREN RUGGIERO PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT,

SCRIPTED ORIGINAL SERIES, SPIKE TV

 

Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2016– Lauren Ruggiero has been promoted to Vice President, Scripted Original Series, Spike TV, it was announced today by Ted Gold, Senior Vice President, of Scripted Original Series, to whom she will continue to report.

In her new position, Ruggiero will continue to expand the development slate and co-manage scripted show production, including the highly anticipated upcoming series, “The Mist.”

“Lauren has excellent creative instincts and is a terrific asset to our team,” says Gold.  “She’s been instrumental in developing our ever-growing slate of scripted dramas and will continue to work tirelessly towards Spike’s mission to deliver bold and original series.”

Ruggiero first worked closely with Spike as a co-producer on the hit limited event series, “Tut,” when she was a working for Elice Island Entertainment.  Since joining Spike, Ruggiero has been involved in all scripted projects in various stages of development, including projects from major studio players, independents and several developed in-house.  She started her career in entertainment at the William Morris Agency as an agent trainee in their television literary department.   After a year in the agency trenches, she moved on to become a coordinator of original programming at AMC, where she worked on various hit series, including “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Killing” and “The Walking Dead.”

Spike TV debuted its first scripted event series in eight years, “Tut,” last July to strong ratings and has recently ordered to series “The Mist,” from TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella and “Red Mars” based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s award-winning “Mars Trilogy.”

Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Press Contact:

Melissa Sugiura             Spike TV                     310-407-4729              melissa.sugiura@spike.com

I AM JFK Jr – The New Film About John F. Kennedy Jr. Featuring A Celebrated Cast Premieres Monday, August 1 At 9:00pm ET/PT On Spike TV

July 12th, 2016 by faziod

“AMERICAN ROYALTY”, “HEIR TO CAMELOT” “AMERICA’S SON”, “SEXIEST MAN ALIVE” “EDITOR IN CHIEF”- NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, HIS STORY IS TOLD BY THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST

I AM JFK JR.

The New Film About John F. Kennedy Jr. Featuring a Celebrated Cast Premieres Monday, August 1 At 9:00pm ET/PT On SPIKE TV 

Comes to Digital HD August 2nd and DVD August 16th

Limited Theatrical Release Begins July 20

New York, NY, July 12, 2016 – He was the adored son of America’s most glamorous president, and now in the anniversary month of his tragic death comes an intimate, revealing and poignant look at his life in and out of the spotlight. Network Entertainment and Spike TV delve into the compelling life of John F. Kennedy Jr. through the distinctive lens of many of the people who knew him best, from A-list celebrities to staffers who worked closely with him at George magazine, in the original documentary film, “I AM JFK Jr.” on Monday, August 1 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

I AM JFK Jr Trailer

“I AM JFK Jr.” is Directed and Produced by award-winning director-producer Derik Murray (“I Am Chris Farley,” “I Am Evel Knievel,” “I Am Steve McQueen,” “I Am Bruce Lee”) of Network Entertainment.

“I AM JFK Jr. comes to Digital HD on August 2 followed by a DVD release on August 16.  The film will be released on a limited basis in selected theatres beginning July 20 with Virgil Films as the distributor.

The White House was the first home John knew. The son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy grew up in the public spotlight. When the world witnessed the moment the adorable 3-year-old JFK Jr. saluted his fallen father, the image was seared into the nation’s collective memory.

John F. Kennedy Jr. was considered by many to be “America’s Prince. Despite living under the media microscope for his entire life, JFK Jr. forged his own successful career – from serving as the Assistant District Attorney of New York to launching the glossy political magazine, George.  Featuring exclusive interviews from a wide array of friends and former colleagues, “I AM JFK Jr.” is an engrossing look at the person behind the tabloid fodder featuring untold stories that for the first time, will give viewers a true sense of the real JFK Jr.

JFK Jr. was America’s child, and we thought we knew him. “I AM JFK Jr.” introduces us, through laughter hidden deep in the belly and tears, more touching than sad, to the son we felt we raised and the man we thought we knew.

“I AM JFK Jr.” features interviews with John F. Kennedy Jr.’s friends ranging from the famous, like Robert De Niro and Cindy Crawford, to the controversial, like Mike Tyson and Larry Flynt; from media stars like Christiane Amanpour, Chris Cuomo, Paul Begala and Ann Coulter, to close friends like Grateful Dead songwriter John Perry Barlow, Sasha Chermayeff, Richard Wiese, Chris Oberbeck, Brian Steel, John Hare, New York restaurateur Richie Notar, John’s Chief of Staff RoseMarie Terenzio, and colleagues at John’s pioneering George magazine, Gary Ginsberg and Matt Berman.

Michael Reagan and author Doug Wead talk about the difficulties and strange destinies of presidential children, actor Kristoffer Polaha talks about the man he would one day play on screen, while authors Christopher Andersen and Laurence Leamer offer background on the life of America’s most famous family.

In addition to personal photos from John’s closest friends, the film features vintage footage of young JFK Jr. in the White House, with his family, and rare views of him in the years after his father’s assassination. “I AM JFK Jr.” tells the story of a young man pegged for greatness yet determined to be good — a story that ended way too soon.

The film is the latest from producer-director Derik Murray, who has previously brought to the screen the lives of such stars as Steve McQueen, Chris Farley, Johnny Cash, Bruce Lee and Evel Knievel. “I AM JFK Jr.” joins that gallery of indelible biographical portraits.

Along with Murray, “I AM JFK Jr.” is Executive Produced by Paul Gertz (“I Am Chris Farley,” “I Am Evel Knievel,” “I Am Steve McQueen,” “I Am Bruce Lee”), Kent Wingerak (“I Am Chris Farley,” “I Am Evel Knievel,” “I Am Steve McQueen,” “I Am Bruce Lee”) and Robert Pirooz (“I Am Chris Farley,” “I Am Evel Knievel,” “I Am Steve McQueen”), RoseMarie Terenzio and Spike’s Kevin Kay, Jon Slusser,  Jaimee Kosanke also serve as Executive Producers. The documentary is the latest in Spike TV’s original “I Am” series. The network debuted “I Am Chris Farley” last year to record ratings and critical acclaim.

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About Network Entertainment – Network Entertainment develops, produces and distributes unscripted series, documentary specials and feature documentaries. Network’s documentaries include the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali, Spike TV’s highest rating documentaries I Am Bruce Lee with Kobe Bryant, Gina Carano, and Jon “Bones” Jones and I Am Chris Farley with Bob Odenkirk, Dan Aykroyd, David Spade and Tom Arnold (which delivered record ratings for Spike TV, drawing in 1.5 million viewers, establishing it as the most watched documentary in Spike’s history), I Am Steve McQueen, featuring Gary Oldman and Pierce Brosnan, and narrated by Robert Downey Jr., and I Am Evel Knievel featuring Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, and Kid Rock. Network’s recent productions include Johnny Cash – American Rebel, which featured interviews with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Sheryl Crow, and made its U.S. television premiere on CMT, a two-part documentary special The Cowboy, which premiered on Discovery’s American Heroes Channel, and I Am JFK Jr. which features interviews with Robert De Niro, Cindy Crawford, Mike Tyson and Christiane Amanpour and is set to release Summer 2016.  Currently, the company is also in production on a global seven-part series for National Geographic.

About Virgil FilmsVirgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amide to acquire, market, and distribute TV, DVD, and Digital HD product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, Pure Flax Entertainment, Major League Baseball Productions, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Releases from Virgil Films include the Oscar-nominated documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me; the award winning documentary Miss Representation; the critically acclaimed, best-selling and transformative Forks Over Knives; and the Oscar-nominated documentary Rest repo. They have also released the compelling I Am Chris Farley, A Briny Tale, Legends of the Knight, and others. Follow them on twitter: @Virgil films | www.VirgilFilmsEnt.com

Press Contacts:

David Schwarz                        Spike TV         (212) 767-8639             david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Debra Fazio                 Spike TV         (212) 767-8649                      debra.fazio@spike.com

Stacey Cusack             Virgil Films     (732) 674.2824                     stacey.cusack@sapkarpr.com

Daniela Sarkar             Virgil Films     (646) 644- 4418                   daniela.markoska@sapkarpr.com

 

 

Julia Roberts Named “Woman of the Decade” By Spike TV

May 31st, 2016 by SPIKE Press

JULIA ROBERTS NAMED “WOMAN OF THE DECADE” BY SPIKE TV

 Roberts to Receive the Prestigious Honor at the 10th Annual “Guys Choice” on Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios

Premieres Thursday, June 9 at 9 PM, ET/PT on Spike

 

Los Angeles, CA May 31, 2016 – Julia Roberts, one of the most critically-acclaimed actors of our generation, has won numerous awards throughout her illustrious career including an Academy Award ™ for Best Actress, three Golden Globe™ Awards, and a SAG Award™.  The star of the recently released, “Money Monster,” will be honored with the “Woman of the Decade” Award at the 10th Annual Spike’s Guys Choice.

“We have been inviting Julia Roberts to be honored on Guys Choice for nine years and to have her gracing our big 10th anniversary show is a dream come true,” said Executive Producer, Casey Patterson. “Guys Choice is about Men of The Year and the women they love.  Nobody is more beloved than Julia.”

Always a celebration of comedic genius, legendary entertainers, and superstar athletes, “Guys Choice” will have a ‘Rat-Pack’ Las Vegas theme for its 10th Anniversary celebration.  The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Spike.

This unfiltered, unpredictable and can’t-miss event honors kings of cool, the men, women and heroes of the past year.  Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will be receiving one of the evening’s highest honor, “Guys of the Decade.”  Other top honors in addition include: Los Angeles Lakers’ iconic superstar Kobe Bryant to be honored with the “Athlete of the Decade” award; Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick accepting the “Hot & Funny” award; Supermodel Gigi Hadid receiving “Our New Girlfriend” award which puts her in the company of previous winners, Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen, Emily Ratajkowski and Hannah Davis; plus Denver Broncos’ linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller taking home “Most Unstoppable Jock.”  Presenters include Adam Devine and Zac Efron.  Additional honorees, attendees and presenters will be announced shortly.

In keeping with Spike’s year-round efforts to support our nation’s servicemen and women, “Guys Choice” will feature inspiring moments saluting our troops and returning veterans.

Official sponsors of Spike’s 2016 Guys Choice include AT&T, AXE®, BACARDÍ®, 5® Gum, Kia Motors, GEICO®, and Miller Lite.

Casey Patterson and Casey Patterson Entertainment will serve as Executive Producers, alongside Carol Donovan and Josh Greenberg.  Beth McCarthy-Miller is Director and Jon Slusser, Spike’s Senior Vice President, Sports and Specials serves as the network’s Executive in Charge.

About Casey Patterson Entertainment

Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Patterson is an Emmy®-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20 year tenure at Viacom. Patterson’s current projects include the breakout hit-series “Lip Sync Battle,” the highest-rated series in Spike history; “Guys Choice;” Spike’s “One Night Only;” “The TV Land Awards;” and “Rock the Troops” with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions. Patterson’s credits include such high-profile events as “The Concert for New York City;” “The Concert of the Century at the White House;” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special;” ” The Comedy Awards;” “Between Two Ferns- A Fairy Tale of New York;” “The Video Game Awards;” “Scream;” “GQ Men of the Year Awards;” “VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards;” “VH1 Divas Live;” “FOX’s “Billboard Music Awards;” and “NBC’s “Concert for America.”

About Spike TV

Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Press Contacts:

Shana Tepper             Spike TV         310-407-4728              Shana.Tepper@spike.com

Joanna Cichocki         PMK•BNC      310-854-4773              Joanna.Cichocki@pmkbnc.com

 

Ink Master Season 7 Finale Photos

May 24th, 2016 by faziod

 

 

 

 

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Lip Sync Battle – Snoop Dogg vs. Chris Paul

May 2nd, 2016 by faziod

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Bar Rescue – Santa Clarita

April 28th, 2016 by SPIKE Press
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New Episodes of “Bar Rescue” on Spike – Sundays at 9/8c

April 7th, 2016 by SPIKE Press

Spike Press Release – Adam Carolla to Host Live Innovative Interactive Talk Show on Spike

April 7th, 2016 by SPIKE Press

ADAM CAROLLA TO HOST LIVE INNOVATIVE

INTERACTIVE TALK SHOW ON SPIKE

 

“Adam Carolla And Friends Builds Stuff Live” Features Adam Carolla and His Friends

Tackling New Build Projects In A Creative And Engaging New Format

 

New York, NY, April 7, 2016 – It’s an interactive talk show meets a build show meets a LIVE comedy show with one of funniest personalities on television, Adam Carolla.

Spike will team up with the producers of “Talking Dead” to launch a new and innovative LIVE series starring Carolla in 2017. “Adam Carolla And Friends Build Stuff Live” will feature the renowned television, radio and internet personality taking on building projects with celebrity friends in need of his carpentry expertise.

Carolla recently served as host of the Spike original series, “Catch a Contractor,” and is a passionate master carpenter. He will showcase those skills along with his comedic commentary and wit each week as he works side-by-side LIVE with a different celebrity.  Carolla will also engage with fans on social media who have their own carpentry questions.

Carolla will also serve as an Executive Producer along with Michael Davies and his Embassy Row Productions.

Spike has ordered 10 one-hour episodes which will debut in 2017. The series will be broadcast LIVE from Los Angeles and will include taped segments illustrating the prep-work that went into that week’s building project.

Carolla currently hosts “The Adam Carolla Show” which is one of the most popular and downloaded podcasts in the world. He has starred in and produced such television series as Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” “Crank Yankers” and MTV’s “Loveline.”  He has also written directed and starred in feature films, including “The Hammer” and “Road Hard.”  Carolla is also a New York Times best-selling author for his books, having written In 50 Years We’ll All Be ChicksNot Taco Bell Material, and President Me: The America That’s In My Head.

Davies is the President of Embassy Row, a division of Sony Pictures.  He has an extensive resume that includes “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” “ Talking Dead,” Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Watch What Happens Live,” “Men In Blazers,”  and “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan.”

Sharon Levy is Spike’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chachi Senior is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Spike and Justin Lacob, Vice President, Original Series will oversee “Adam Carolla And Friends Build Stuff Live” for the network.

Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Press Contacts:

David Schwarz           Spike TV                     212-767-8639             david.schwarz@spike.com

Shana Tepper              Spike TV                     310-407-4728             shana.tepper@spike.com

Spike Press Release – Spike Teams Up with Lionsgate Television, Mission Control Media and MX Productions on “Tracks”

March 15th, 2016 by SPIKE Press

 

 SPIKE TEAMS UP WITH LIONSGATE TELEVISION, MISSION CONTROL MEDIA AND MX PRODUCTIONS ON “TRACKS” 

Innovative New Game Show Executive Produced By Superstar Entertainer

And Musical Icon, Christina Aguilera 

Half-Hour Special To Debut Later This Year

 

New York, NY, March 15, 2016 – Spike TV is partnering with entertainment superstar and singing icon Christina Aguilera (“The Voice”) to develop a new, music-based game show, “Tracks.” Produced by Mission Control Media and MX Productions in association with Lionsgate, “Tracks” will debut as a half-hour special on Spike TV later this year.

“Tracks” is an innovative musical game show where a team of two attempts to name a song title just by listening to its individual tracks (e.g. guitar, bass, vocal, etc.).  The series will also feature surprise celebrity musical guests performing tracks – which could be their own – or others.

“Having finely tuned my ear for music over the years, I thought it would be fun to test other folks and see if they can identify a track – with a twist – since contestants will have to focus on a single component of a song,” said Executive Producer Aguilera. “I’m excited to have ‘Tracks’ debuting on Spike TV, and proud to have this as the first project springing from our first-look deal with Lionsgate.”

Aguilera serves as executive producer along with MX Productions founder Matthew Rutler (“Chef Without Boarders,” “MasterClass”), Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith (“Hollywood Game Night,” “Face Off”).   Neal Tabachnick and Michael Aubry are co-executive producers, and developed the series with Mission Control Media.

More information on the host and production details to be announced shortly.

One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, Christina Aguilera has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, achieved four No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won six Grammy awards.  She has also received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has had the prestigious honor of being named the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011, she entered the world of TV as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award winning show “The Voice.”  Christina continues to use her voice for good. She has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 where her participation has helped raised $115 million for WFP and others, providing 460 million meals and saving millions of lives.

Sharon Levy is Spike’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chachi Senior is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Spike and will oversee “Tracks” and Tori Socha serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production. Jennifer O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Lionsgate Television and Brian Tannenbaum, Vice President, Lionsgate Television will oversee on behalf of the studio.

About Spike TV

Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses.  These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

About Mission Control Media

Named by RealScreen in 2015 as one of the top non-scripted production companies in the world, Mission Control Media, Inc. was formed by veteran television producers Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith in 2008 with an eye on producing premium content.  The duo has amassed an impressive array of credits spanning network, cable and syndication outlets while successfully tackling virtually every form of alternative programming including competition-elimination, docuseries, music, live, variety, hidden camera, talk shows and game shows. Mission Control’s critically-acclaimed series distinguish themselves with a unique vision that includes a strong sense of character, story and style.  Signature projects for the company include the multiple Emmy Award-winning NBC game show “Hollywood Game Night” featuring Jane Lynch, as well as “Face Off,” the Critics Choice Award-winning competition about special effects make-up, currently in its 10th season on Syfy.

About MX

MX is a Los Angeles based production and investment company founded in 2015 by Grammy-Award winning artist Christina Aguilera and her fiancée, producer, businessman Matthew Rutler. Currently, MX has a first look television deal with Lionsgate. Together, they are producing “Tracks” for SPIKE TV as well as a digital series entitled “Chef Without Boarders.”

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Press Contacts:

David Schwarz           Spike TV                     212-767-8639            david.schwarz@spike.com

Shana Tepper             Spike TV                     310-407-4728            shana.tepper@spike.com

David Gardner           The Lippin Group for LIONSGATE            323-965-1990             dgardner@lippingroup.com