You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Limelight’ rights go to Magnolia

Announcement comes just before Tribeca debut

Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to “Limelight,” the doc by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Square Grouper”).

Pic follows the rise and fall of nightclub owner Peter Gatien, whose buzzy Gotham venues in the 1990s included Limelight and Palladium.

Distribution deal was announced just prior to the doc’s world preem at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Jen Gatien produces with Corben and Spellman. Acquisition was negotiated by Magnolia’s Tom Quinn with Spellman and Gatien.

Magnolia targets an August theatrical release for “Limelight.” Pic is the second Tribeca pickup for the distributor, which also snagged rights to sushi-master docu “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”

More Film

  • Entrance, Exhibition MIPCOM (International Market of

    France's Cineteve Ramps Up International Drama Production With Top Creatives (EXCLUSIVE)

    Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to “Limelight,” the doc by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Square Grouper”). Pic follows the rise and fall of nightclub owner Peter Gatien, whose buzzy Gotham venues in the 1990s included Limelight and Palladium. Distribution deal was announced just prior to the doc’s world preem […]

  • Nicole Kidman, Gretchen Carlson

    Lionsgate in Negotiations for Star-Studded Roger Ailes Movie Dropped by Annapurna

    Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to “Limelight,” the doc by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Square Grouper”). Pic follows the rise and fall of nightclub owner Peter Gatien, whose buzzy Gotham venues in the 1990s included Limelight and Palladium. Distribution deal was announced just prior to the doc’s world preem […]

  • 'Change in the Air' Review

    Film Review: 'Change in the Air'

    Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to “Limelight,” the doc by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Square Grouper”). Pic follows the rise and fall of nightclub owner Peter Gatien, whose buzzy Gotham venues in the 1990s included Limelight and Palladium. Distribution deal was announced just prior to the doc’s world preem […]

  • Norman Lloyd Dead

    SAG-AFTRA to Honor Norman Lloyd, June Lockhart

    Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to “Limelight,” the doc by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Square Grouper”). Pic follows the rise and fall of nightclub owner Peter Gatien, whose buzzy Gotham venues in the 1990s included Limelight and Palladium. Distribution deal was announced just prior to the doc’s world preem […]

  • O_163_wem_1360_comp_v003_01,1159 2 – L-R: Gwilym Lee

    ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to “Limelight,” the doc by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Square Grouper”). Pic follows the rise and fall of nightclub owner Peter Gatien, whose buzzy Gotham venues in the 1990s included Limelight and Palladium. Distribution deal was announced just prior to the doc’s world preem […]

  • The Flash Ezra Miller

    Flash Standalone Movie Pushes Start Date, Eyes 2021 Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to “Limelight,” the doc by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman of Rakontur (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Square Grouper”). Pic follows the rise and fall of nightclub owner Peter Gatien, whose buzzy Gotham venues in the 1990s included Limelight and Palladium. Distribution deal was announced just prior to the doc’s world preem […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content