CAA Signs 'Weiner' Production Company Edgeline Films (Exclusive)

Weiner - H 2016
Courtesy of Sundance Selects

Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman and Eli Despres' documentary on disgraced politician Anthony Weiner is in the running for a BAFTA Film Award.

CAA has signed Edgeline Films, the production company behind Weiner, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The banner comprises filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, along with their co-writer and editor Eli Despres.

At Sundance in January, Weiner won top documentary honors from the Grand Jury, which said the chronicle of disgraced politician Anthony Weiner "unfolds like a modern Shakespearean tragedy."

The film was released in theaters by Sundance Selects in May and aired on Showtime in October. Its awards-season tally so far includes nominations for BAFTA, Gotham, the International Documentary Association and American Cinema Editors and a win for best first documentary at the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards. The latest Feinberg Forecast has it as a "major threat" to break into the Oscar nominations.