The deal includes all international rights, excluding North America, with a UK theatrical release set for later this year. Following the doc’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month, SVOD giant Amazon picked up the U.S. theatrical and SVOD rights.
Author introduces audiences to the real author behind the literary persona of “JT LeRoy,” whose stories about a troubled childhood captivated the literary world until a 2005 New York magazine article revealed Laura Albert to be the true writer behind the fictional LeRoy’s stories.
Author was produced by A&E IndieFilms and RatPac Documentary Films in association with Complex Corporation and Vice. Producers include Feuerzeig, Danny Gabai, Jim Czarnecki, Molly Thompson and Brett Ratner.
Feuerzeig previously directed the Sundance award-winner The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005) as well as Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King (1993).