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Hollywood Archives - Shadowproof

Hollywood Archives - Shadowproof

Through this video essay, Tom Secker examines the Los Angeles Police Department’s Entertainment Trademark Unit, which deals with Hollywood. Specifically, he focuses on ABC’s “The Rookie.”In 2016, the United States Army developed a months-long, multi-platform promotional campaign for the ‘Independence Day’ sequel.CIA’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) staff met with director Michael Bay and successfully leaned on him to make changes to his Benghazi movie, “13 Hours.”The FBI contacted producers of “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” even though no assistance was...

December 7, 2020
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Pentagon Archives - Shadowproof

Pentagon Archives - Shadowproof

Files on “Top Gun: Maverick” detail the influence the Pentagon had over the sequel to Top Gun, how that affected the storyline and character arcs, and which “key talking points” became part of the script.This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter, a project of Shadowproof. Become a paid subscriber and help us expand our work. Whistleblowers in the United States military exposed a strike in Syria that resulted in the massacre of around 70 women and children, according to an investigationPentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl has been part of the United States Marine Corps for...

December 3, 2020
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How Pentagon Turned 'Top Gun' Sequel Into Recruitment And PR Vehicle

How Pentagon Turned 'Top Gun' Sequel Into Recruitment And PR Vehicle

Files on “Top Gun: Maverick” detail the influence the Pentagon had over the sequel to Top Gun, how that affected the storyline and character arcs, and which “key talking points” became part of the script.Additionally, documents on “Top Gun” also show the United States military has long wanted this to be a major franchise. The first “Top Gun” (1986) is often remembered as a recruitment bonanza for the US military, in part due to of recruiters setting up tables and stalls outside movie theaters.However, internal documents show that it was more than that – a produced by the Pentagon...

May 26
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Documents From 'Argo' Show What It's Like To Film At CIA Headquarters

Documents From 'Argo' Show What It's Like To Film At CIA Headquarters

Since the early 1970s the Central Intelligence Agency has granted access to their Langley headquarters to a small handful of film and TV producers to add credibility and authenticity to spy dramas—often in exchange for positive portrayals of the agency.  Newly released shed light on this process, as well as the close relationship between the Agency and the makers of the Oscar-winning spy drama “Argo,” especially with the film’s director and star Ben Affleck.  In early 2011, Affleck was gearing up to shoot “Argo,” about the real-life CIA operation to smuggle six embassy...

July 29, 2021
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CIA Successfully Pressured Michael Bay To Change Benghazi Movie

CIA Successfully Pressured Michael Bay To Change Benghazi Movie

The CIA released a batch of documents detailing how their Office of Public Affairs (OPA) staff met with the film director Michael Bay and successfully leaned on him to make changes to the script to “13 Hours.”The 2016 action thriller is the only major movie Hollywood has produced about the attacks on the United States Special Mission in Benghazi and the nearby CIA annex.It grossed less than $70 million against a $50 million budget and is the least commercially successful film Bay has ever produced. While audiences rated “13 Hours” more highly than critics, the film’s attempt to capitalize...

July 30, 2019
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Mark Felt Archives - Shadowproof

Mark Felt Archives - Shadowproof

The FBI contacted producers of “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” even though no assistance was initially requested.

January 14, 2021
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Propaganda Archives - Shadowproof

Propaganda Archives - Shadowproof

During the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed his efforts to incite greater conflict between the United States and Iran. He also used Voice of America (VOA) to broadcast a speech that a group of whistleblowers described as “political propaganda.”In 2016, the United States Army developed a months-long, multi-platform promotional campaign for the ‘Independence Day’ sequel.Journalist Tom Secker, known for his work at Spy Culture, produced a video essay on the Amazon series, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” It breaks down how the CIA, Defense Department,...

December 17, 2020
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Michael Bay Archives - Shadowproof

Michael Bay Archives - Shadowproof

CIA’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) staff met with director Michael Bay and successfully leaned on him to make changes to his Benghazi movie, “13 Hours.”

December 14, 2020
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Army Archives - Shadowproof

Army Archives - Shadowproof

In 2016, the United States Army developed a months-long, multi-platform promotional campaign for the ‘Independence Day’ sequel.Chelsea Manning went before a three-member disciplinary board at Fort Leavenworth on September 22 and was punished with 14 days of solitary confinement. The punishment stems from administrative charges the United States Army brought against Manning after she attempted suicide in July. The Army charged her with “resisting the forceIn a second letter from Chelsea Manning, she reflects on being put on 21-day recreation restriction and what it is like to read letters...

December 11, 2020
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Benghazi Archives - Shadowproof

Benghazi Archives - Shadowproof

CIA’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) staff met with director Michael Bay and successfully leaned on him to make changes to his Benghazi movie, “13 Hours.”Next Cold War Roundup 1/18/16 Iran Sanctions Lifted, Prisoners Swapped, US Treasury Slapped New Ballistic Program Sanctions "We’ve achieved this historic progress through diplomacy, without resorting to another war in the Middle East." —@POTUS #IranDeal — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 17, 2016   _ #JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) criteria wereAs Clinton makes another attempt at the imperial presidency, she appears unwilling or...

December 7, 2020
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