8 March 2013 1:03 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last May, the creators of "Mad Men" were in the news after reportedly paying $250,000 to license the Beatles song "Tomorrow Never Knows" for an episode of the show. According to the New York Times report of that deal, there are only rare cases in which Beatles recordings have been used in television and film. But one film premiering at the SXSW film festival (which starts today) managed to license four of them.  Ryan White's "Good Ol' Freda" is a film about Freda Kelly, the Beatles' longtime secretary.  When it premieres in Austin, it will feature the Beatles singing "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Will," "I Feel Fine" and "Love Me Do." White explained, "She was their longest serving employee.  She's had countless offers to do a tell-all book or movie.  She's still a working secretary today in Liverpool and makes a secretary's wage.  She never sold them out. »


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