Time to Take a Stand

On April 2, 2014, in Articles, Films in Production, News, by admin

Today, the Supreme Court issued a new ruling on election spending that will sabotage our democratic process further: McCutcheon vs. Federal Elections Commission. That the Supreme Court even decided to hear the case over whether aggregate campaign contributions should be limited to “only” $123,600 indicates that the Roberts Court seeks to continue to exacerbate the problem of money in politics. This short video filmed at the steps of the Supreme Court shows what is at stake in this decision.

PIP Board Member Marge Tabankin Honored by Campaign For America’s Future

On December 19, 2013, in News, by admin

PIP Board Member Marge Tabankin Honored by Campaign For America’s Future Featuring rousing speeches by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Van Jones, Senator Donna Edwards and more!

Ernest Goes to the Supreme Court

On December 13, 2013, in News, by admin

Who would want to give more than $123,000 in political contributions? Meet the .000038% represented by the plaintiff in McCutcheon vs. F.E.C. Presented with Represent.US Video by Public Interest Pictures Ernest Goes to the Supreme Court from John Wellington Ennis on Vimeo.

Tell McCutcheon: Our Democracy is NOT For Sale!

On December 10, 2013, in News, by admin

Shaun McCutcheon thinks it’s unfair he can’t give more money to politicians. And the Supreme Court is actually listening to him. Video by Public Interest Pictures. Music by Britt Daniel for Spoon. Tell McCutcheon: Our Democracy is NOT For Sale! from John Wellington Ennis on Vimeo.

Spark Change Film Festival: calling all filmmakers & nonprofits!

On June 6, 2013, in News, by admin

This July 12 – 14, 2013 Public Interest Pictures is hosting a unique opportunity for Los Angeles cause-driven nonprofits to tell their stories. The SPARK CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL pairs local nonprofits with filmmakers who will write, produce, shoot, and edit a short film in just 48 hours. You’ve probably heard of Instant Films or the […]

Public Interest Pictures – Highlights

On February 19, 2013, in Uncategorized, by admin

We wanted to share a little highlight reel with you about some of our work here at Public Interest Pictures over the years. Watch on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLHf932791Y

In Charlotte, Not the Usual Protestor/Police Problems

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, News, by John Wellington Ennis

While the threat of Hurricane Issac kept many away from the RNC in Tampa, FL, the DNC in Charlotte did not see the masses that have assembled in recent times. In 2004, upwards of a million people descended on New York to protest President George W. Bush and the Iraq War. In 2012, the protest population measured in the thousands.

Creative Coalition takes the Patron Express to the DNC

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, News, by John Wellington Ennis

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the art of hospitality, celebrity sighting, and charitable causes converged at the Patron Express party held for the Creative Coalition, which attends both conventions to look after interests affecting the creative community.

As He Returns to Prison, Don Siegelman Still Seeks Justice

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, News, by John Wellington Ennis

In a labyrinthine epic that would make Kafka blush, Don Siegleman has spent the past 13 years ensnared in a legal battle that has seen trumped-up corruption charges, unapologetic partisan prosecutions, and his governorship stolen out from under him in the middle of the night.

Watch: Progressive Central at the DNC

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, by John Wellington Ennis

A rousing forum for discourse, speeches, music, and inspiration during the DNC in Charlotte was at PDA’s Progressive Central, moderated by the acclaimed commentator for The Nation, John Nichols.