Rosegarten Secures Ramone Rights

Producer/manager Rory Rosegarten has secured the rights to do a film about the late Joey Ramone after about a year of negotiations.

The film will be based on the authorized bio “I Slept With Joey Ramone” written by Joey’s brother Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil.

“I grew up listening to the Ramones and seeing them in concert,” Rosegarten said. “Joey’s story is fascinating and very touching.”

The industry vet also negotiated a deal with Ramones Productions and family matriarch Charlotte Lesher to use the band’s music in film.