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Cannes: HBO Takes Alec Baldwin/James Toback Doc 'Seduced and Abandoned'

Cannes: HBO Takes Alec Baldwin/James Toback Doc 'Seduced and Abandoned'Cannes: HBO Takes Alec Baldwin/James Toback Doc 'Seduced and Abandoned'

HBO has picked up North American TV rights to James Toback’s new documentary Seduced and Abandoned, which will have its world premiere May 20 as a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

Shot at last year’s festival, the film follows Toback and Alec Baldwin as the make the rounds Cannes seeking financing for a film they proposed to make. What results is a survey of the state of the film business that includes interviews with Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, Francis Ford Coppola, Jessica Chastain and Ryan Gosling, among others.

The film was produced by Michael Mailer, Baldwin and Toback and exec produced by Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider.

More to come…