Lionsgate's Acclaimed Showtime Comedy WEEDS Scores 5 Emmy(R) Nominations Including Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Studio's 6-Hour SCI FI Miniseries THE LOST ROOM Garners 2 Additional Emmy
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 19 -- Lionsgate's
(NYSE: LGF) acclaimed Showtime comedy WEEDS has scored five Emmy Award(R)
nominations, including nods for Mary-Louise Parker for Outstanding Lead
Actress in a Comedy Series; Elizabeth Perkins for Outstanding Supporting
Actress in a Comedy Series; Amy McIntyre Britt and Anya Colloff for
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series; and David Helfand and William
Turro, who earned individual nominations in the Outstanding Single-Camera
Picture Editing for a Comedy Series category for two separate episodes.
Lionsgate's six-hour SCI FI miniseries THE LOST ROOM also received Emmy
nominations for Outstanding Main Title Design by Thomas Cobb and Robert
Bradley and Outstanding Sound Mixing for A Miniseries or A Movie by Bayard
Carey, Rick Alexander and Rich Rogers.
"This kind of acknowledgement from the TV Academy is very exciting,"
said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's president of programming and production.
"We're thrilled for all of our Emmy nominees and salute the outstanding
casts and crews on both of these productions."
Widely praised for its bold and provocative look at the complicated
life of a suburban, pot-dealing mother, WEEDS returns to Showtime for its
third season of 15 new episodes on Monday, August 13. Produced by Lionsgate
in association with Tilted Productions, the series stars Mary-Louise
Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk, Tonye Patano, Romany
Malco, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Andy Milder and Ally Grant. Guest
stars this season include Matthew Modine, Mary-Kate Olsen, Carrie Fisher
and Zooey Deschanel.
Lionsgate's current television programming slate also includes the much
buzzed-about new dramas MAD MEN from Emmy Award-winning writer and
executive producer Matthew Weiner ("The Sopranos") which launches on AMC
tonight, and THE KILL POINT, an eight-hour drama event starring Emmy(R)
Award winner John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg, which debuts on Spike TV
this Sunday, July 22.
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