Movie, turned TV studio Lionsgate has announced that it will now be expanding into video game development, it’s currently unknown if the games Lionsgate will attach themselves to will be published or developed in-house, ala Warner Bros, but they’ve already announced their first hire for the division Nerdist CEO Peter Levine, Levine’s role in the company will be president of Interactive Ventures and Games.

“Mr. Levin will be responsible for expanding Lionsgate’s content creation into video games and other interactive ventures, including incubation of new properties, investment in existing games and digital media vehicles and leveraging Lionsgate’s franchises and other branded properties into the gaming space,” the company stated.

“Peter is a perfect fit for our entrepreneurial culture, and he is ideally qualified to lead the continued growth of our content business into the video game space and other interactive digital ventures,” said Lionsgate’s Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. “Gaming has become one of the most explosive growth areas of the content business, and Peter’s mandate will be to build a portfolio of premium digital properties as we expand our leadership in films and television programming into digital content as well.”

 

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