Submarine Entertainment and HanWay Films are promoting Robert B. Weide’s Woody Allen: A Documentary to international buyers at the American Film Market this week in Santa Monica. Various North American rights have already sold. It will air in two parts November 20-21 on PBS’ American Masters. The documentary features clips of Allen’s movies including his most commercially successful Midnight in Paris. Emmy-winning and Oscar nominated Weide examines Allen’s life and creative process, from his childhood and early career to the present. Weide had extensive access to observe Allen’s writing habits, casting, directing, editing and relationship with his actors. Interviews of actors too numerous to list cover his whole career from Louise Lasser, Tony Roberts, Dianne Wiest, Diane Keaton all the way to Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Naomi Watts and Owen Wilson. Writing collaborators Marshall Brickman, Mickey Rose and Doug McGrath weigh in along with cinematographers Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond along with producing partner Letty Aronson, producers Robert Greenhut and Stephen Tenenbaum and longtime managers Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe plus Martin Scorsese among many others.
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