Searchlight Pictures

Searchlight Pictures (formerly Fox Searchlight Pictures) is a film studio that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company.

As a sister studio company of the larger film studio 20th Century Studios, Searchlight specializes in North American production of independent, European, and British films alongside comedy-drama, horror, art-house, and foreign films, all of which the studio sometimes finances.

Founded by Thomas Rothman in 1994, Searchlight Pictures is one of the 21st Century Fox film production companies that was acquired by Disney on March 20, 2019. Searchlight Pictures’ name was changed from Fox Searchlight Pictures on January 17, 2020.1


  1. Variety: Disney Drops Fox Name, Will Rebrand as 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures↩︎
Last updated byAnonymous on March 10, 2020
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