James O'Keefe Premieres "Expose: Hollywood's War on US Energy" at Cannes Hollywood celebrities caught on hidden camera accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil interests"
CANNES -- In a blockbuster new video, Project Veritas has exposed the truth about the dark funding behind Hollywood's anti-fracking messaging machine.
New York Times Bestselling Author and Project Veritas founder and president James O'Keefe debuted the latest investigation at a "premiere" in Cannes, France on Wednesday.
In the investigation, an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posed as a member of a Middle Eastern oil dynasty and offered $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie.
In video from a meeting with Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh Tickell, a Project Veritas investigator disguised as "Muhammed" offered $9 million for an anti-fracking film. "Muhammad" clearly states: "If Washington DC continues fracking, America will be energy efficient, and then they won't need my oil anymore."
In the same conversation, Begley and Hemingway accept the funding and agree to hide the source of funds for the anti-fracking movie. Hemingway agreeing that those who will know the source of the funding are "only at this table."
Ed Begley Jr. is an outspoken environmental activist and current Governor on the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (the organization that brings us the OSCARS every year.)
Mariel Hemingway is a Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated actress.
Josh Tickell is a Sundance Film Festival Winner and the director of environmental message movies "Fuel", "The Big Fix" and "PUMP".
Team Begley even submitted a video of Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo offering his unwavering support for the fictitious anti-fracking film project.
The meeting came about after a series of discussions with Josh and Rebecca Tickell. A Project Veritas journalist posed as an ad executive seeking to broker a deal for his client ("Muhammed") to fund an American-made anti-fracking film.
In a phone call to Tickell, the ad executive states: "My client's interest is to end American energy independence; your interest is to end fracking. And you guys understand that?"
Tickell's response: "Correct. Yes, super clear."
Tickell makes it clear on the tape that revealing the source of funding for an activist film can undermine its credibility. Tickell notes that the movie "Promised Land" undermined its own message because it was labeled as being funded by Image Nation Abu Dhabi. His advice: "So rather than putting that [the source of funding] up front, don't mention that."
In a follow-up call with Josh and Rebecca Tickell, Rebecca Tickell assures our investigator: "We would never tell about where the funding is coming from. That would be really awkward for us."
Josh Tickell: "We're confident that we can keep this zip locked, you know tight, air-tight forever. If we don't protect who is kind of funding this thing, if we have to disclose that or that becomes a necessary part of it, the whole enterprise will not work."
Project Veritas founder and president James O'Keefe stated Wednesday:
"This latest investigation shows the dark side of Hollywood's environmental movement. Hollywood is willing to take and conceal money from Middle Eastern oil interests in order to advance their cause of destroying American energy independence."
The raw video can be found at http://Youtube.com/VeritasVisuals
Project Veritas is non-partisan and does not advocate for political candidates or parties. The purpose of Project Veritas' investigations is to expose waste, fraud, dishonesty and self-dealing.
Once again the "elitists among us will sell out their own country if it benefits them. Why is it again that we are willing to pay entertainers an unholy amount of money, yet we complain when we have to pay a doctor bill??? Hollywood has too many, greedy, self-centered, anti-patriotic hypocrites for my taste.
Hey wow now we know what these Hollywood people are all about. It is disgusting to see these people pushing their agendas on american using films and actors to keep the usa from being energy independent. We hear it in their own words. way to high money. high funding and at what limits they will go. They mention they get money from move on org which is a sorros group and just shows how the American people are being hood winked. I just wish the hollywood people just do their acting along and allow us to have our america.
Had always suspected a government and Hollywood connection promoting what the Progressives agenda was and even funding their cause.
Our Founders warned us about stupid people like this.
Hollywood and Congress - both whores for money.
James O'Keefe is the MANNNN!
Traterious S.O.B.'S Hemingway was No big Supprise, America Needs to Frack frack everthing and keep Fracking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and tell thoes musilm middel eastern oil intrests corruptions to kiss our fracking Asses
Everyone needs to call their elected officals and let them no we no about this and if they wan't voted back in they better keep Fracking and Buield the Key- Stone pipe line Or They will be Looking for a new Jobe in 2017 !!!!!!!
I like that! Kill America First Group. What happens if we are attacked, and can't fight a war?NO OIL? What a group of low life, We have in Hollywood! The laugh is if you talked to a Korean, that lived through their war. And asked them, who will be killed first. Hollywood would be on the top of the list!
Not a surprise. More Anti-Americanism coming soon from the Hollywood Production companies: http://rattlewithus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/more-anti-americanism-c...
I knew the Keystone xl pipeline was being stonewalled. Ask yourself this question, why would you want to rely on Saudi oil forever? Through opec, we are paying way to much for oil. Everyone needs to protest this film and tell the truth, take it directly off this video and prove it. We want to be independent from the Saudis, who are making a killing off us. We have more oil than they do. Obama is protecting the Saudis to make sure they get our money. Hollyweird does not run this country. Time to let them know this. Time for us to be independent from the world, make our own things, and take care of ourselves. Oh yes, more money from the big oil to the District of Corruption. We need to stand up against this. We are now aware. These people make me sick.