Lions Gate distributes the Hunger Games franchise. Photograph: Allstar/Lions Gate

Lions Gate to buy Starz in $4.4bn deal

The company behind the Hunger Games and Orange is the New Black could play its films and TV shows on Starz channels after deal closes end of the year Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4bn. Lions Gate is the […]

European premiere … Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in A United Kingdom. Photograph: Handout

London film festival to open with A United Kingdom

Amma Asante follows Belle with period tale of interracial relationship starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo A United Kingdom, the story of the real-life relationship between an African king and the English office worker he married in 1947, has been selected as the opening film of the London international film […]