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'The Last Stand - The Struggle for Ballona Wetlands (Update: 2000)'



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Echo Mountain Productions, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SCREENING:  The film's host, Edward
 Asner, speaks at a screening of "Updates: 2000 and 2001" at the Santa Monica
 Library Auditorium, Monday, April 30, 7:15 PM sponsored by Patagonia Santa
 Monica.
 
     BROADCAST:  The film airs on KLCS-TV, Saturday, May 19, 10 AM.
 
     The film was produced by Sheila Laffey with music by Joni Mitchell, Kenny
 Loggins and Joe Walsh, won eight Awards and aired on thirty PBS stations.
 World-fest Houston said it was a "must see film."
     "Update: 2000" includes DreamWorks' withdrawal from Playa Vista, former
 Senator Tom Hayden on the inclusion of $25 million for Ballona Wetlands in the
 Parks Bond, FrogWorks on Wall Street, reports of toxic leaks at the
 development site; expansion of the Citizens United to Save All of Ballona
 Wetlands coalition to over 100 groups; and Playa Vista's point of view.
     "Update: 2001" includes:  State Controller Connell and actor Ed Begley,
 Jr. cutting down the fence in Area C as this land reverts back to the state;
 activists standing in the path of bulldozers and others occupying a wetlands
 below Loyola Marymount University in an inflatable boat to protest bulldozing
 after the lifting of an injunction in March; wildlife disturbed by bulldozers;
 the Sierra Club's press conference at City Attorney Jim Hahn's office.
     Also included is an interview with Bruce Terris, a seasoned Supreme Court
 lawyer who will be petitioning for a writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court
 representing Wetlands Action Network and CalPIRG.
     THE LAST STAND is a spirited film which centers on the politics, players
 and environmental issues in the debate over preservation and development in
 southern California.  This hour-long film includes scientists,
 environmentalists, development advocates, labor unionists, native Americans,
 politicians, actors and filmmakers set against the backdrop of Hollywood.
 Included in the film are DreamWorks principals Steven Speilberg and Jeffrey
 Katzenberg, Mayor Riordan, former Governor Pete Wilson, actors Martin Sheen
 and Esai Morales, and clips from "NBC Nightly News" with Tom Brokaw.  The
 Ballona Wetlands is one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern
 California which has lost 95% of its wetlands.
 
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    LOS ANGELES, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SCREENING:  The film's host, Edward
 Asner, speaks at a screening of "Updates: 2000 and 2001" at the Santa Monica
 Library Auditorium, Monday, April 30, 7:15 PM sponsored by Patagonia Santa
 Monica.
 
     BROADCAST:  The film airs on KLCS-TV, Saturday, May 19, 10 AM.
 
     The film was produced by Sheila Laffey with music by Joni Mitchell, Kenny
 Loggins and Joe Walsh, won eight Awards and aired on thirty PBS stations.
 World-fest Houston said it was a "must see film."
     "Update: 2000" includes DreamWorks' withdrawal from Playa Vista, former
 Senator Tom Hayden on the inclusion of $25 million for Ballona Wetlands in the
 Parks Bond, FrogWorks on Wall Street, reports of toxic leaks at the
 development site; expansion of the Citizens United to Save All of Ballona
 Wetlands coalition to over 100 groups; and Playa Vista's point of view.
     "Update: 2001" includes:  State Controller Connell and actor Ed Begley,
 Jr. cutting down the fence in Area C as this land reverts back to the state;
 activists standing in the path of bulldozers and others occupying a wetlands
 below Loyola Marymount University in an inflatable boat to protest bulldozing
 after the lifting of an injunction in March; wildlife disturbed by bulldozers;
 the Sierra Club's press conference at City Attorney Jim Hahn's office.
     Also included is an interview with Bruce Terris, a seasoned Supreme Court
 lawyer who will be petitioning for a writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court
 representing Wetlands Action Network and CalPIRG.
     THE LAST STAND is a spirited film which centers on the politics, players
 and environmental issues in the debate over preservation and development in
 southern California.  This hour-long film includes scientists,
 environmentalists, development advocates, labor unionists, native Americans,
 politicians, actors and filmmakers set against the backdrop of Hollywood.
 Included in the film are DreamWorks principals Steven Speilberg and Jeffrey
 Katzenberg, Mayor Riordan, former Governor Pete Wilson, actors Martin Sheen
 and Esai Morales, and clips from "NBC Nightly News" with Tom Brokaw.  The
 Ballona Wetlands is one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern
 California which has lost 95% of its wetlands.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X82911851
 
 SOURCE  Echo Mountain Productions, Inc.