Metrodome snaps up Weber collection


LONDON -- U.K. indie distributor Metrodome Distribution has snapped up all U.K. rights to Bruce Weber's film collection, including his Oscar-nominated documentary "Let's Get Lost."

The British distribution outfit has taken on the fashion photographer and filmmaker's entire back catalog of movie titles including "A Letter to True," "Chop Suey," "Broken Noses" and a selection of shorts.

The exclusive all-rights deal, brokered with Eva Lindemann at Little Bear and Metrodome, will see Weber travel to the U.K. to launch the theatrical rollouts and collaborate closely on the creative aspects of the campaigns, the U.K. company said Monday.

Metrodome plans to kick off the season with the release of "Let's Get Lost" at the end of May 2008. The movie was nominated for the best documentary Academy Award in 1989 and tells the story of the self-destructive jazz legend Chet Baker.

"My films will have a good home there in the U.K. and I hope that jazz lovers, dog lovers and just lovers will go and see our films this summer," Weber said in a statement.