Part 20: The Self-Portrait

From Anna Alexander:

Sometime around the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 5), I lost touch with the publicist.  I hate nagging and constantly emailing/calling, but there comes a point where it becomes necessary. I knew that since he is primarily the film's publicist (Kaufman does not have his own) that he would be in Toronto working like a madman, so I hung tight, just waiting for any self-portrait update.  Scott would pass my desk every morning and his expression was like "anything yet?"  I had nothing.

On Monday, Sept. 8, I knew that Jason was having breakfast with Kaufman the next morning in Toronto. Hence, I did what no photo editor likes to do.  I asked the writer for help.  I know that sounds arrogant, but it's my job to secure a subject for a shoot.


From: Anna Alexander <>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:17:37 -0700
To: Nancy Miller <>, Jason Tanz <>, Scott Dadich <>
Subject: Kaufman photo

Still haven't heard from the publicist, I would love to assume he's way busy- but it makes me nervous.  I honestly think we should start thinking illo to get something going (since presentation date is in one week).  There's mass stock of him out there (red carpet) if you want me to start pulling.  Also, I know that Jason is meeting with Kaufman tomorrow morning for breakfast.  I HATE bringing in the writer on situations like this, but I might request you ask about the self-portrait.  I'll keep trying the publicist, of course.
On 9/8/08 15:19 AM, "Jason Tanz" <> wrote:
I'm meeting him one last time tomorrow morning, and can ask him.
On 9/8/08 16:19 AM, "Scott Dadich" <> wrote:
Oh please oh please oh please

On 9/9/08 7:03 AM, "Jason Tanz" <> wrote:
His wife is going to send me something today. Will forward when I land.
On 9/9/08 7:26 AM, "Scott Dadich" <> wrote:
Well done, sir! Fingers crossed!
On 9/9/08 8:57 AM, "Anna Alexander"  <> wrote:
good going Jason!!

From: Jason Tanz <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:31:26 -0700
To: Anna Alexander <>, Scott Dadich <>
Subject: FW: C Kaufman photograph



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