July 2, 2011

MORE Business of Being Born! How can we help??

Did any of you moms out there watch The Business of Being Born, a film by Rikki Lake and Abby Epstein?
Well, the ladies are back working on a new 4 part series, More Business of Being Born!

"Inspired by their own unique birth experiences, Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Director Abby Epstein teamed up in 2007 to provide a nation of mothers-to-be with insight into the process of childbirth and the various options available when preparing for life’s most special event.  More Business of Being Born will be presented in four parts, each containing subject matters ranging from doulas and midwives to celebrity birth stories – all developed with the goal of empowering women by providing the necessary information to make the best birth decisions possible. 

Ricki and Abby follow their landmark documentary, The Business of Being Born, with an all-new, four part DVD series that continues their provocative and entertaining exploration of the modern maternity care system.  More Business of Being Born, available on October 18, 2011, offers a practical look at birthing options as well as poignant celebrity birth stories from stars including Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington-Burns, Cindy Crawford, Molly Ringwald, Ali Larter, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Melissa Joan Hart.

Ricki and Abby Epstein are proud to announce that they are using Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowd-based fundraising platform, to raise money for the completion and marketing of this upcoming, self-released documentary.

"Every dollar raised through this Kickstarter campaign will help us pay for the release of the film,” said filmmaker Abby Epstein.  “More important, however, is that all of the money contributed to the campaign helps spread the word about the various options expectant women have when planning their births.”  Simply, by pre-ordering your DVDs, you can be part of the movement." (courtesy of Breaking News PR)

Rikki and Abby have until JULY 14th to raise $100,000 to get this project completed!! They are only a little over halfway to their goal, and they need our help! Check out their Kickstarter page to find out how to pledge, and there are many awesome incentives for each donation!! You can earn copies of the DVD set, signed memorabilia, even the chance to have Rikki and Abby host a Business to Being Born screening or to host your baby shower or to fly to an event in LA with them! Help spread the word and get this amazing documentary launched. If you haven't watched the first movie (and you don't have to a mom to watch!) you are missing out an an informative, entertaining, amazing film.

Spread the link to your friends, family, or anyone you know who is passionate about the woman in their life!

Check out Rikki Lakes article in the Huffington Post, Mothers Deserve Options!