Lions Gate Films and LL Cool J Announce Film Deal

Posted on August 16, 2005

Lions Gate Films has signed a multi-year, multi-picture development and production deal with LL Cool J aka James Todd Smith, it was announced by Michael Paseornek, President of Production, Lions Gate Films. LL Cool J and his manager Jason Barrett will be producing all pictures through this venture. Paseornek and John Sacchi, Senior Vice President of Production will oversee production on behalf of Lions Gate Films, with LL Cool J Incorporated and Jason Barrett of Alchemy Entertainment producing. Lions Gate Films will retain all worldwide rights with Nicolas Meyer, President of Lions Gate International, and Stephanie Denton, President of Lions Gate Films International, brokering rights internationally. LL Cool J Incorporated, founded in 1986, is the multi-media artist performance and representation company for the rapper/actor/entrepreneur, LL Cool J. LL Cool J Inc.'s many ventures include feature-length motion picture projects, artist recording projects, music video projects, and product endorsement ventures with apparel manufacturers, beverage companies and not-for-profit organizations.
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