SHARON LESTER

Rainbow Releasing, with its distribution staff headed by Sharon Lester for over a decade, uses a mix of distribution strategies for their slate of films. They have alternated between Studios (Paramount, Paramount Classics, Lion's Gate, MGM) and their own Rainbow Releasing company directly. In addition to many of Henry Jaglom's films (from the cult-hit film Eating: A Very Serious Comedy About Women and Food to the critically acclaimed Deja vu). Rainbow Releasing has also had considerable success with outside acquisitions, most notably the theatrical and non-theatrical distribution of both Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Monty Python's Life of Brian whose 35mm prints are being circulted in reissue (currently in conjunction with Spamalot) in North America respectively for seven and five years respectively; Academy Award winner Diane Kurys' Love After Love (Apres Lamour) starring Isabelle Huppert; Barry Primus' Mistress, starring Robert Deniro and Robert Wuhl; Maximilian Schell's My Sister Maria, starring his late-sister, the legendary actress Maria Schell; the upcoming Phyllis and Harold, directed by Cindy Kleine and produced by Andre Gregory; and the re-issue of Peter Davis' 1974 Academy Award winning documentary Hearts and Minds, for which Henry Jaglom along with Howard Zuker won an Academy Award for Rainbow and Presenter.


HENRY JAGLOM BIO - WRITER/DIRECTOR

Henry Jaglom’s filmmaking career began in the cutting room when he and Jack Nicholson helped edit Hopper’s 1969 hit, “Easy Rider.” His first film as a writer/director, 1971’s “A Safe Place,” was acclaimed by Anais Nin who said: “Henry Jaglom is The Magician of American Cinema!” Since then Jaglom has written and directed twenty more films: “Tracks” (1976); “Sitting Ducks” (1980); “Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?” (1983); “Always (But Not Forever)” (1985); “Someone To Love” (1987); “New Year’s Day” (1989); “Eating” (1990); “Venice/Venice” (1991); “Babyfever” (1994); “Last Summer in the Hamptons” (1996); “Deja Vu - A Love Story” (1998); “Festival in Cannes” (2002); “Going Shopping” (2004); “Hollywood Dreams” (2006); “Irene in Time” (2009); “Queen of the Lot” (2010); “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway” (2012), based on his hit play; “The M Word” (2014); "Ovation!" (2016) and Train to Zakopané (2018) which is adapted from his hit play that had a successful nine month run at the Edgemar Theatre in Santa Monica. In 2013 Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt and Company) released – to great acclaim - the book: "My Lunches With Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles.