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Marc Erlbaum on Film and Social Change

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Betty Jo Tucker

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Movie and TV producer, writer, director Marc Erlbaum drops by to discuss, his new digital platform for uplifting films and social action. He will also talk about his own inspirational movies, Everything Must Go, Café and The Buddy Story. Filmmaker Misha Zubarev has agreed to co-host. 

Eflixir curates thousands of uplifting Hollywood films and links them to thematically related causes. That way viewers can immediately activate the social-good impulse the films inspire. A percentage of every streaming fee is donated to eflixir's non-profit cause partner, which enables viewers to make a difference simply by watching the films they would be paying the same price for elsewhere. After viewing and acting, members are able to discuss the films and/or related causes with a community of likeminded individuals who are similarly interested in positive entertainment and social good.

Marc served as executive producer for Everything Must Go, a touching drama starring Will Ferrell as a man who must make significant changes after losing his job and his wife. He produced, wrote and directed Café, which stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and deals with a tragedy surrounding a café in West Philadelphia. Plus, he wrote and directed  A Buddy Story, starring Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss (of TV’s Mad Men fame) as an abused woman whose life changes for the better as the result of tagging along on a musician’s tour.