Monday, August 3, 2009


Excerpts read from the Best-selling Hemp Book THE EMPEROR WEARS NO CLOTHES to be shown for Academy Consideration

July 31, 2009- LOS ANGELES, CA- Celebrities and activists show their support for the legalization of hemp by reading excerpts from Jack Herer’s Best-selling Hemp Book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”. A short presentation of the celebrity footage demystifying hemp’s uses, is being shown theatrically at the Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles August 25-31 to qualify for Academy Award Consideration for Best Short Documentary Subject as part of the campaign to help raise awareness and voter support for the feature length documentary of the same title, scheduled for release in 2010. Principal photography for the controversial feature length documentary began on Sunday, June 28, 2009 and continues throughout the summer.

The short and feature length docs will both feature celebrities and activists reading excerpts from the book off a teleprompter, archival footage, periodicals, US Government propaganda encouraging American farmers to grow hemp, and compelling never-before-seen footage. The docs are being produced by The Brookturn Co., co-directed by author Jack Herer and filmmaker Melissa Balin, shot by cinematographer, Eric Adkins (Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow), edited by Brandon Balin, and featuring original music by DJ Dre Ghost of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Executive Producers Eddy Lepp and Jack Herer (co-authors of the California Hemp Initiative) were both on set to kick off principal photography on June 28th, just days before Lepp surrendered himself to Lompoc Prison (July 6, 2009), to serve a 10-year sentence, that the presiding judge herself called “excessive”, for his growth of medical marijuana under the governances of California State Law. Herer is determined to free all prisoners of this senseless “War” and explains enthusiastically, “Until the 19th Century, over 50% of all foodstuffs and 80% of all fibers worldwide were made from Hemp. Hemp is the only thing that can save our planet and the American people are being fed antiquated misinformation through fear-mongering. We have dedicated our lives to getting the truth heard and we hope that this documentary will bring the information forward to a new generation. The time for change is NOW.” Celebrities receive themed giftbags for donating their time; including a personalized signed copy of Herer’s book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”.

For more information on the movement to legalize hemp and on the short and feature length documentaries based on “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” please e-mail

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