30 January 2013 9:23 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update, 9:23 Am: It has been quite a week for J.D. Salinger. The Shane Salerno documentary Salinger has been shown to only two parties so far, and in both cases, the result was a smashing deal. First to see it was the American Masters team, which quickly paid low-seven figures to license U.S. domestic TV rights and make it the 200th installment of the prestigious program in January. Second to see it were the Simon & Schuster editors, who quickly made a worldwide rights deal on the companion book, The Private War Of J.D. Salinger. Agency sources tell me that deal was closer to $2 million than $1 million for the sprawling book by David Shields and Salerno. It will be published in September, just ahead of the theatrical release. Next up: the feature distribution deal. I don’t get the impression there will be a big gang bang screening and »


- MIKE FLEMING JR

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