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John Sloss

Adjunct Teacher

John Sloss is the founder of Cinetic Media, a co-founder of FilmBuff, and was a co-founder, with director Gary Winick, of the groundbreaking digital production company, InDigEnt. He is the founder of and a partner in the entertainment law firm Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP. And he co-founded Producers Distribution Agency, the theatrical distributor of Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The Way, Brooklyn Castle and Escape From Tomorrow.

Through Cinetic Media, Sloss has facilitated the sale and/or financing of well over 400 films including Before Midnight, Life Itself, The Square, Short Term 12, Safety Not Guaranteed, Friends With Kids, The Kids Are All Right, Precious, We Own the Night, I’m Not There, Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, and Super Size Me. Sloss has worked with Richard Linklater since the sale of Slacker in 1991, and produced his Golden Globe and Academy Award®-winning film, Boyhood. Sloss has also executive produced over 60 films including Before Midnight, Bernie, Far From Heaven, and the Academy Award®-winning The Fog of War and Boys Don’t Cry. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and his clients include Killer Films, Kevin Smith, Bob Dylan, Charles Ferguson, Alex Gibney, Todd Haynes, Edward Burns, John Hamburg, Justin Lin, Jake Kasdan, and Big Beach Films.

Prior to founding Sloss Law Office in 1993, Sloss was a partner at the international law firm Morrison & Foerster. Sloss received his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Michigan. He has served as an adjunct professor in the NYU Stern-Tisch MBA/MFA joint degree program and speaks regularly on entertainment related topics.  He lives in New York with Bronwyn Cosgrave, his daughter Loulou and son Henry.