Dogwoof acquires int’l rights to JT LeRoy doc

London-headquartered distributor Dogwoof has taken the international rights to Jeff Feuerzeig's Sundance-bowing documentary, Author: The JT LeRoy Story (pictured).
February 9, 2016

London-headquartered distributor Dogwoof has taken the international rights to Jeff Feuerzeig‘s Author: The JT LeRoy Story.

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.

Executive producers on the film are Robert Sharenow, Robert DeBitetto, James Packer, Marie Therese Guirgis, Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith and Henry S. Rosenthal.

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).

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 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.