Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sundance: Truth Battles Fiction in Amazon Pickup 'Author,' Starring Laura Albert, the Real JT LeRoy

I sat in the Amazon Studios row at the Park City Library with execs Roy Price, Ted Hope and the Amazon team, who are finalizing a deal to acquire their first documentary pickup, "Author: The JT Leroy Story." Backed by A&E IndieFilms, Brett Ratner’s RatPac Documentary Films and Vice, writer-director Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary weaves in and out of the mind of novelist Laura Albert, who finally steps forward to explain why she created several alternate personas, including novelist JT (Jeremiah Terminator) LeRoy. Marie Therese Guirgis, Head of Documentary at Ratpac Entertainment, read Feuerzeig's project proposal two years ago, "one of the...

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