SeaWorld Unleashes 8 Assertions About ‘Blackfish’ and Filmmakers Respond | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | Indiewire

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It’s rare that corporations targeted in documentaries hire a film publicist to make sure that critics and journalists are informed of the company’s response to a film.  McDonald’s didn’t work to do damage control with film writers when “Super Size Me” opened, though there were rumors it would.  It’s common for industries and corporations to erect damage control mechanisms for the public.  In the famous case chronicled in the New Yorker, David Koch seems to have pulled his support of WNYC because they aired Alex Gibney’s “Park Avenue.”  “Gasland” director Josh Fox’s follow-up to his fracking exposé makes clear the natural gas industry’s attack on his film.

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