On the secrecy and challenges around producing and releasing the Salinger documentary:
Mr. Weinstein snapped up “Salinger” quickly after Mr. Salerno showed it to him at an unusual 7:30 a.m. screening on Feb. 24, the day of the Academy Awards, according to people familiar with the film, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality agreements. On his way to the ceremony he sealed a deal for the film that is part of a three-prong strategy, including an “American Masters” TV segment on PBS in January and an oral history in book form that Simon & Schuster is to publish in September in tandem with the film’s theatrical release.
It should be noted that Matthew Salinger, J.D.’s son, claims no one in the inner circle for the last 40 years has cooperated with the film. Should be interesting to watch how this unfolds. Read more at the NYT.
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