Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Douglas McGrath Lights Up HBO with Documentary on Jerry Weintraub

Douglas McGrath has written and directed a feature-length documentary, "His Way," that just debuted on HBO. It details the colorful career of film producer and manager Jerry Weintraub. Doug found quite a story to tell in the person of Weintraub, a legendary Hollywood figure and tale-spinner. In its positive review of the documentary, The Hollywood Reporter says,

McGrath amuses himself by cutting back and forth between Weintraub and his wife of 45 years, singer Jane Morgan, telling the same story, alternating between the two from line to line in telling a story that has resided for so long in the couple’s repertoire. The story about Weintraub’s mother finally accepting his non-Jewish wife into the family is classic.

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