Magnolia Pictures and Magnolia Home Entertainment are the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arms of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain, the production company 2929 Productions, and the high definition cable network HDNet.
Founded in 2001 by industry veterans Eamonn Bowles and Bill Banowsky, Magnolia has established itself as a progressive home to quality feature films from around the world, with a focus on cutting edge genre cinema through its Magnet Releasing label.
Magnolia Pictures is known as a pioneer of alternative distribution strategies, and has been boldly working to update the outmoded traditional theatrical distribution model since its controversial, simultaneous theatrical, DVD and cable TV release of Steven Soderbergh¹s Bubble in 2005.
Since then, Magnolia has carved out its own niche in the film distribution marketplace, and is widely regarded as an industry leader in rethinking and capitalizing on non-theatrical revenue streams, frequently making films available ³On Demand² to home viewers a full month before their theatrical release.
Magnolia/Magnet Releasing have some of the most eclectic slates in the world, and count among many successes such films as the Oscar winning documentary Man On Wire, Roger Donaldson¹s The World¹s Fastest Indian, T.D.
Jakes¹ Women Thou Art Loosed, Robert Kenner¹s Food, INC, several of Oscar-winner Alex Gibney¹s documentaries, including Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Luca Guadagnino¹s I Am Love, Steven Soderbergh¹s The Girlfriend Experience, Tomas Alfredson¹s Let the Right One In, Bong Joon-ho¹s The Host and Mother, Andrew Jarecki¹s Capturing the Friedmans and All Good Things, Tony Jaa¹s Ong Bak trilogy, James Gray¹s Two Lovers, Neil Marshall¹s Centurion, and many more.