New indie distributor Greenwich Entertainment has picked up U.S. and Canadian rights to Matt Tyrnauer’s “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” a documentary about closeted gay stars spanning four decades.
The film premiered to strong reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will be released theatrically in April 2018.
The doc follows Scotty Bowers, a World War II Marine combat veteran who became a legendary bisexual male hustler and all-purpose date-arranger for Hollywood movie stars from the 1940s through the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
Bowers, now 94, first shared his experiences in his best-selling memoir, “Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars.”
Tyrnauer’s previous films include “Valentino: The Last Emperor” and “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.”
Corey Reeser produced, with Tyrnauer, out of their Los Angeles-based Altimeter Films. Josh Braun of Submarine is also a producer.
“Scotty” will be one if the first releases of Greenwich Entertainment, which was co-founded by former Music Box Films managing director Ed Arentz and Empire Pictures partner and Cohen Media Group co-founder Edmondo Schwartz.
Greenwich, which plans on releasing six to eight art-house theatrical releases per year, has already acquired German documentary “The Invisibles” and the Locarno Piazza Grande Award Winner “Three Peaks” starring Berenice Bejo.