A biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records.
31 Mar, 2023 | Theatrical Wide (51 locations)
Other Key Dates
May 18, 2022 - Cannes Film Festival Premiere
May 19, 2022 - London Premiere
What do Donna Summer, Parliament, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, The Village People, and Bill Withers all have in common with the rock band KISS? They all rose to their musical heights under the watchful ear of the music industry’s most colorful and brilliant music producer, Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records, the most successful independent record company of all time. Along with a rag tag team of young music lovers, Neil and Casablanca Records would rewrite history and change the music industry forever. Their mix of creative insanity, a total belief in each other and the music they were creating, shaped our culture and ultimately defined a generation. In a story so unbelievable that it can only be true, comes the motion picture event of the musical journey of Neil Bogart and how his Casablanca Records created the greatest soundtrack of our lives. Some of today’s hottest music stars are playing the icons who inspired them and singing their most popular songs including Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton, Jason Derulo as Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers, Pink Sweat$ as Bill Withers, Grammy Award nominee Tayla Parx as Donna Summer and multi-Grammy winner Ledisi as Gladys Knight. In “Spinning Gold”, Neil Bogart describes his remarkable journey, reassuring that every aspect is embedded in truth, even the apparently unlikely parts. The movie begins with a compelling scene where Bogart visits a church to persuade the esteemed gospel sensation Edwin Hawkins that “Oh Happy Day” has the potential to become a smash hit. As the choir’s harmonious voices reverberate through the air, the stage is set for an enthralling tale that will unfold the triumphs and tribulations of a true legend in the music industry. “Spinning Gold” is an enthralling movie that delves into the captivating life of Neil Bogart, a music-business impresario from Brooklyn, famous for founding Casablanca Records and credited with discovering iconic musical acts like Donna Summer, KISS, and the Village People. — Frank Liesenborgs