SXSW: Magnolia Picks Up Steve Jobs Documentary

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Still - H 2015
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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Still - H 2015

Alex Gibney's documentary 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' will also play on CNN.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the new documentary from director Alex Gibney, which just had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.

A CNN Films and Jigsaw production, the film offers a portrait of the Apple co-founder. It was produced by Viva Van Loock and Gibney and executive produced for CNN Films by Vinnie Malhotra and Amy Entelis and for Jigsaw by Stacey Offman and Gaby Darbyshire.

It will be the seventh film directed by Gibney to be distributed by Magnolia, which has acquired the theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights. CNN Films has the television broadcast distribution rights.

“Once again, Alex Gibney takes on an iconic figure and masterfully reveals the complexities and motivations behind the Steve Jobs facade that has inspired the world,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia svp acquisitions Dori Begley with Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.