By: Gary Graff
A new documentary about the Beatles' longtime secretary will get to use some of the Fab Four's songs in its soundtrack.
The Beatles' Apple Corps and Sony/ATV Publishing have given director Ryan White permission to use four songs -- including "Love Me Do" and "I Saw Her Standing There" -- for "Good Ol' Freda," which tells the story of Freda Kelly's 11 years working as the Beatles' office secretary and fan club administrator.
The film, which debuts March 9 at the South By Southwest Film Festival, marks the first time Kelly has told her story; White met her through his uncle, who was a member of the Liverpool band The Merseybeats.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, White would not say what he paid for the songs, but it was reportedly more reasonable than the $25,000 of AMC's "Mad Men" famously paid to use a portion of "Tomorrow Never Knows" in 2012.
White has not revealed any additional showings of "Good Ol' Freda" yet.
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