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.

The Koch Brothers: Godfathers of Greed

On June 20, 2012, in Films in Production, by admin

Public Interest Pictures is proud to present this classic American tale of greed, power, and family, from the forthcoming film PAY 2 PLAY.

On Citizens United Anniversary, Reform is Brewing

On January 26, 2011, in Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

This anniversary of Citizens United, instead of ceding control to anonymous corporate credit lines, people across the country are taking a public stand to show that they’re not letting this go. If anything, the vocal resistance to the Citizens United decision has only grown over the past year as more people recognized the reckless misinformation fueling campaigns in 2010.

Alec Monopoly: The Spray Paint Zorro

On January 1, 2011, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

In this new exclusive video of the artist at work, Alec decorates a little-known oil rig which thrives in the middle of Los Angeles, and tackles a true monopolist, Clear Channel, in his mock-up of a Disney billboard.

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in JFK film from PIP President Earl Katz

On November 19, 2010, in Films in Production, by admin

Variety announces that PIP President Earl Katz is executive producing a Warner Bros. film based on the book by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann, Legacy of Secrecy, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Alec Monopoly: An Art Show, Minus the Artist

On November 16, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

While such an impressive debut exhibit by a young artist would traditionally warrant an appearance by the creator himself, circumstances inhibit in-person accolades: The NYPD are looking for him.

Karl Rove, You Got Served

On October 31, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Karl Rove was served with a subpoena Sunday, Oct. 24th, 2010, as he arrived at CBS studios to appear on “Face the Nation.” The subpoena was to compel Rove to provide a deposition in a lawsuit that stems from the 2004 election in Ohio. Despite the fact that news crews from CBS and CNN taped Rove being served, neither have reported it or aired the footage.

When Karl Rove Squeals, You’re Doing Something Right

On October 13, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Rove puts on a show as if he has somehow been wronged because he knows that once he’s tainted as the guy overrun with corporate money from only the most sinister industries, the money people won’t risk getting associated with him.

A Race Against Big Money

On September 28, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Surya Yalamanchili — or simply, “Chili” — showed me how he has managed a streamlined campaign depending on individual donors while proving his moxie as a public servant by running his own show.

The Man Who Could Unseat John Boehner

On September 7, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Even in an Ohio that has been among the hardest hit by the economy, John Boehner has not let job insecurity threaten his tireless devotion to protect the rights of Wall Street executives and lobbyists.