Gold Circle Films

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Gold Circle Films
Founded2000; 23 years ago (2000)
FounderNorman Waitt Jr.
HeadquartersUnited States
ParentGold Circle Entertainment

Gold Circle Films is an American independent film production and sales company, mainly focusing on horror, comedy, and romance films founded in 2000 by former co-founder of Gateway Computer, Norman Waitt Jr. Titles released by Gold Circle include White Noise, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Slither, The Wedding Date, The Man from Elysian Fields, and the Pitch Perfect series.


Gold Circle Films was a subsidiary of Gold Circle Entertainment, which was founded in 1996 by Norman Waitt Jr., one of the co-founders of Gateway, Inc.[1] The original company was launched as an umbrella organization where Gold Circle would help market and distribute music releases for record labels.[2] Waitt launched the film division in May 2000.[3]

Gold Circle was turned down, as well as DreamWorks Pictures, in an offer to produce Twisted's indie film, Saw, as Lionsgate would end up purchasing the rights and made it a huge success, spawning a franchise of films.

In 2011, Blumhouse (studio behind franchises such as Paranormal Activity, Sinister, The Purge, Unfriended, and Happy Death Day) joined forces with Gold Circle to create Angle Films.[4]




  1. ^ Gold Circle Films - About Us
  2. ^ "Gold Circle - Who We Are". 2000-10-13. Archived from the original on 2000-10-13. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  3. ^ Lyons, Michael Fleming,Claude Brodesser,Charles; Fleming, Michael; Brodesser, Claude; Lyons, Charles (2000-05-26). "Gold Circle bows $100 mil film arm". Variety. Retrieved 2019-06-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Blumhouse, Gold Circle Create Angle Films, Sign First-Look Deal With Universal | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2020-10-04.