1956 (age 61–62)|
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Occupation||Entertainment lawyer, sales agent, film producer, talent manager|
|Spouse(s)||Kathryn Tucker (m. 2002; div. 2012)|
John Sloss (born 1956) is an entertainment lawyer, film sales agent, and manager, who has produced or executive produced over 50 films including the Academy Award-winning The Fog of War, Boys Don't Cry and Boyhood. Other credits include Bernie, City of Hope, Friends with Kids, A Scanner Darkly, Far From Heaven, and Before Sunrise.
Through his companies, Sloss Eckhouse LawCo and Cinetic Media, he has facilitated the sale or financing of films such as Lee Daniels' Precious, Napoleon Dynamite, The Kids Are All Right, Little Miss Sunshine, and Super Size Me. Filmmakers with whom he has worked include Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Whit Stillman, Todd Haynes, Brad Anderson and Justin Lin.
In 2009, Sloss co-founded Filmbuff, a digital distribution company. In 2010, he co-founded Producers Distribution Agency which has released the films Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The Way, and Brooklyn Castle. Sloss has also served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate film program at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
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- Benzine, Adam. "Producers Distribution Agency picks up 'Brooklyn Castle'", RealScreen, July 19, 2012.