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Films – Seduced and Abandoned

Another film that features many of the themes I am pursuing is Seduced and Abandoned in which James Toback and Alex Baldwin film their trip to Cannes to secure development and funding for a film concept. This looks very funny due to the personalities of Toback and Baldwin, but I fear may be rather depressing if talent of their calibre find it so hard to secure production support, then there is little hope for the rest of us.
Despite being featured on At The Movies last week, its not released yet in Australia or online after a brief search. I look forward to watching it as I am sure all filmmakers can learn a thing or two in developing our projects.

Seduced and Abandoned is a 2013 documentary film directed by James Toback. The film details the journey of Toback and actor Alec Baldwin, as they try to sell a film concept at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. Taking part in several pitch sessions with producers as well as interviews with directors and actors, the duo explore the film production aspect of film financing. The film premiered at the festival a year later on May 20, 2013.

Interview with Margaret Pomeranz At theMovieshttp://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s3768232.htm

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402179/
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seduced_and_Abandoned_(2013_film)


Events – Persevering in filmmaking in Australia without the ABC or SBS….. GetUp and Act NOW – Public rally tomorrow

Erin, Alycia, Kelsey and the GetUp team are organising a rally tomorrow to persuade the powers that be that the ABC and SBS need all the help they can get. As a friend of mine said, Australia will be a sorry place if there are only commercial channels, plus he would be unemployed.

Get involved at the rally tomorrow – details below
Register here

See you there

ABC Get Up Rally

With just two weeks until the budget is handed down, media reports suggest funding for the ABC is on the chopping block. Now’s our last chance to speak out and stand up against the cuts – will you join us in Sydney on Saturday for snap action in support of the ABC? 

It’ll be a fun and family-friendly event where you’ll hear great speakers, share a message that we’ll take to our leaders in Canberra on budget day, and maybe even meet the Bananas themselves. Here’s how: 

What: Snap action in support of protecting the ABC, featuring great speakers including Jonathan Holmes, Tom Ballard, Sam Mclean and Wendy Harmer
Where: Martin Place, Sydney CBD
When: 11am, Saturday 3 May 2014
Bring: Your friends and family! 

Once you RSVP, we’ll send you a reminder of all the details via email. 
The campaign to protect the ABC is about more than just protecting a public broadcaster, it’s about protecting:

  • Fair and accurate news and current affairs
  • Quality children’s programming that’s free of advertising
  • Up-to-date information for Australians living in rural areas in times of emergency
  • The iconic and original Australian TV shows, which we’ve come to know and love