28 January 2013 9:37 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Not all of last week’s indie film deal-making action took place at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Three years to the day that The Catcher In The Rye author J.D. Salinger died and Deadline revealed a feature documentary on the reclusive author had been completed, the U.S. television rights to the Shane Salerno-directed Salinger have been licensed to Thirteen/Wnet to be the 200th episode of the PBS series American Masters. Feature rights will next be auctioned for a theatrical release to precede the January 2014 PBS special. In addition, The Private War Of J.D. Salinger — an 800-page biography written by bestselling author David Shields and Salerno and informed by the eight years of research for the documentary — will be auctioned to publishers later this week. Since Salerno had completed most of »


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