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MIPTV Picks ’16: Weiner

This doc follows Anthony Weiner as he tries to resuscitate his NYC mayoral campaign following the unveiling of another chapter in the embarrassing sexting scandal that led to his earlier resignation from Congress.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Motto Pictures; distributed by Dogwoof, Nonstop Entertainment for Scandinavia, Sundance Selects and Showtime for North America
Premiered: January 2016 (Sundance)
Length: 1 x 96 minutes
Rights available: World excluding UK, North America, Scandinavia, Australia/NZ

Airing on U.S. premium cabier Showtime this fall, Weiner documents a further fall from grace for politician Anthony Weiner, a former American congressman in a bid for the mayor’s office in New York City. Co-directed by the politician’s former chief of staff, josh Kriegman, and Elyse Steinberg, the film follows Weiner as he tries to drag his reputation and his mayoral campaign back onto the rails following the unveiling of another chapter in the embarrassing sexting scandal that led to his earlier resignation from Congress. The film provides an engrossing window into the cutthroat world of political campaigning.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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