Ebs Burnough at "The Capote Tapes" TIFF Premiere Party on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada (Photo: Steve Blackburn/Getty Images)

Ebs Burnough’s Documentary Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival

USA. New York City. 1966. Truman CAPOTE at his “Black and White Ball” at the Plaza Hotel

New York, NY (November 19, 2019) – Greenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to Ebs Burnough’s The Capote Tapes. The film premiered to rave reviews at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival followed by glowing receptions at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Middleburg Film Festival, and as the closing night film at DOC NYC last week. Greenwich will release the film in theaters throughout the country next year.


Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer.

Burnough’s intimate documentary features interviews with Dick Cavett, André Leon Talley, Jay McInerney, Dotson Rader, and Kate Harrington as well as unprecedented access to George Plimpton’s taped interviews for his 1997 biography, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career.


“Truman Capote is one of history’s most prolific and mysterious writers and we are thrilled to work with Greenwich to release The Capote Tapes so a wider audience can appreciate the essence of such a fascinating icon,” said Burnough.

“From Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood to his trailblazing status as one of the first openly gay public figures, no author left a more indelible mark on 20th Century America than Truman Capote,” noted Greenwich’s Andy Bohn. “Ebs obtained unparalleled entrée into Capote’s life story to create the uniquely insightful and emotional portrait Truman deserves.”

First time feature filmmaker, Ebs Burnough, has nearly two decades of public and private sector experience, serving as an Advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign as well as Deputy White House Social Secretary to the President and First Lady during the Obamas’ first term in the White House.

Ebs Burnough, Kate Harrington, Holly Whiston, Pierre Lagrange and Lawrence Elman attend “The Capote Tapes” TIFF Premiere Party on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Daniel Boczarski/ Getty Images North America)

The Capote Tapes was written by Burnough and Holly Whiston and produced by Burnough, Whiston, Lawrence Elman and Zara Akester. The film is a Hatch House Media Ltd and MVille Studios production and executive producers are Nick Fraser, Pierre Lagrange and Lex Lutzus.


The deal was negotiated by Greenwich’s Andy Bohn and Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.

About Greenwich Entertainment


Founded in 2017, Greenwich Entertainment is an independent film distribution company specializing in distinctive, theatrical-quality narrative and documentary features.  In 2018, Greenwich handled the record setting theatrical release of Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s Academy Award-Winning Documentary Free Solo, which grossed over $17M at the North American box office. In 2019, Greenwich released two of top the documentary hits of the year with Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon ($3.3M) and Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice ($4M) from Oscar winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Recent narrative releases include Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy and Madeleine Olnek’s Wild Nights with Emily starring Molly Shannon. Upcoming releases include Alex Gibney’s Citizen K and Quentin Dupieux’s Deerskin.  Greenwich is led by an experienced management team that has overseen more than 150 theatrical releases generating over $100 million at the US box office and garnering 8 Oscar Nominations.