You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cannes: HBO Gets James Toback’s Fest Docu “Seduced and Abandoned”

James Toback directed the Cannes-centric pic

HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year.

Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced.

Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers including Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski and Martin Scorsese, as well as thesps such as Diane Kruger, Ryan Gosling and James Caan.

“When James and Alec set out to make this documentary, it took a different turn,” Lombardo said in the acquisition announcement on Monday. “What resulted is something uniquely special and wonderfully entertaining.”

Jeff Berg’s newly minted Resolution negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Hanway is handling international sales.

Toback’s most recent credits include 2008 docu “Tyson.” Multihyphenate has also written and directed pics including “Fingers” starring Harvey Keitel and the Adrian Grenier-toplined “Harvard Man.”

More TV

  • Pamela Adlon, Rachel Brosnahan, and Issa

    Why Best Actress in a Comedy Is Emmy's Most Exciting Category (Column)

    HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year. Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced. Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers […]

  • Versus Bows TV Scripted Production With

    Spain's Versus Bows TV Fiction Production With End-Of-The-World Comedy 'Día Cero'

    HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year. Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced. Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers […]

  • Discovery Pitches Cross-Network Ad Package After

    Discovery Pitches 'Premiere' Cross-Network Ad Package Following Scripps Buy

    HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year. Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced. Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers […]

  • Tom Hollander A Private War

    'The Night Manager's' Tom Hollander Joins 'Baptiste' From 'The Missing' Producer

    HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year. Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced. Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers […]

  • Molly Windsor - Leading Actress -

    U.S.'s Sundance Now Takes 'Cheat,' Starring Molly Windsor, Katherine Kelly

    HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year. Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced. Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers […]

  • HBO Orders ‘Storm Over Brooklyn,’ About

    HBO Orders ‘Storm Over Brooklyn’ Documentary About 1989 Murder of Black Teenager

    HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year. Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced. Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers […]

  • Seth MacFarlane attends the Fox Networks

    Seth MacFarlane Says He's 'Embarrassed' to Work for Fox

    HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights to James Toback’s Cannes-themed feature docu “Seduced and Abandoned,” which preems at the fest this year. Michael Mailer, Alec Baldwin and Toback produced the pic. Morris Levy, Alan Helene, Larry Herbert and Neal Schneider exec produced. Shot during last year’s fest, the film features portraits of filmmakers […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content