On Friday, July 29, at 7 PM, the documentary Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids, which features McBrayer Member Jack Wheat, will be screened at the Louisville Film Society's 8th Annual Flyover Film Festival at the Speed Art Museum.
The documentary Billion Dollar Babies, which premiered in June at the Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of the creation of and craze for Cabbage Patch Kid dolls in the 1970s and 1980s. It features interviews with Mr. Wheat, who heads the intellectual property practice at McBrayer.
As a law student and young lawyer in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Wheat provided legal assistance and representation to the late Martha Nelson Thomas, the Kentucky artist who created the soft sculpture "Doll Babies" that preceded Cabbage Patch Kids, in an intellectual property suit regarding the provenance of the popular toys.
For ticket information, and to view the rest of the festival's screening schedule, visit the Louisville Film Society's website.