Earlier this week Kino Lorber locked down two acquisitions of TFF #44 titles. The independent specialty house will handle Film Worker and Hitler's Hollywood. Incidentally, my brother saw both of these last weekend and really enjoyed them.
Meanwhile, Scott Cooper's Hostiles hasn't closed a distribution deal to my knowledge. Variety's Kristopher Tapley reported during the fest that the film was getting some serious looks but it seems that no deal has been reached. It's possible that both the producers and distributors are awaiting the films Toronto screenings and responses before moving to finalize an agreement.
The Tapley piece is linked here.
Meanwhile, coverage of the Kino Lorber deal is here from Screen International and here from Vimooz.
AWARDS DAILY TALKS TO MTFB
It certainly doesn't happen everyday but it did last weekend. Sasha Stone of Awards Daily interviewed me and my wife Kristy for her podcast. That podcast went up on her Awards Daily website yesterday.
It's a little surreal but then a lot of the Telluride experience is still surreal to me.
Here's the link to the podcast.
And speaking of podcasts, Clayton Davis, Mark Johnson and the crew at Awards Circuit have published their Circuit Breaker Podcast which features a Telluride breakdown as well. You can find that here.
VANITY FAIR'S VIEW
Vanity Fair was all over Telluride last week and posted a gorgeous layout of photos that focused on the players and community of Telluride. For example:
Billie Jean King and Emma Stone:
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