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2008-09-25 12:00:22

Hypernia Hosting Corp(R), the leader in online hosting services and solutions for the interactive entertainment industry, is pleased to announce their role as global online partner to filmmaker, Michael Moore and his film distributor, Brave New Films. Brave New Films has launched their free download of the Oscar-winning filmmaker's newest film, "Slacker Uprising," earlier this week. This is the first major feature-length film to be released for free on Internet, and broke download records...

2008-06-30 09:02:36

By Jim Rutenberg The video blasted across the Internet, drawing political blood from Senator John McCain within a matter of days. Produced here in a cluttered former motel behind the Sony Pictures lot, it juxtaposed harsh statements about Islam made by the Reverend Rod Parsley with statements from McCain praising Parsley, a conservative evangelical leader. The montage won notice on network newscasts this spring and ultimately helped lead McCain, the likely Republican presidential...

2008-06-29 21:02:10

Some of the most effective Internet political attacks in the current U.S. campaign have come from political amateurs, The New York Times said Sunday, Robert Greenwald is a professional film director whose work has included the movie musical Xanadu and the TV movie The Burning Bed. This year, Greenwald has produced several unflattering videos on presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, including one that showed evangelical minister Rod Parsley blasting Muslims, the newspaper...

2006-02-15 01:17:42

By Scott Roxborough BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - Berlin's European Film Market became the backdrop for yet another verbal battle between Wal-Mart and its filmmaker nemesis Robert Greenwald on Tuesday. The Greenwald-directed film "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" made for hot sales but heated words at the market. The verbal clash followed a similar series of jousts in the U.S. when Greenwald's film came out last year utilizing grassroots distribution, promotion via the Internet...

2006-02-11 12:50:00

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A documentary on the perils of runaway capitalism that spotlights Wal-Mart screened at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday, and interest among European distributors and television networks has been strong. The feature-length documentary focuses on working conditions at the U.S. retail giant and argues that the company treats its employees shabbily in pursuit of maximum profit. "Wal-Mart is the poster child for the worst in corporate behavior," U.S....

2005-11-17 03:58:01

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price," the latest documentary from Robert Greenwald ("Outfoxed," "Uncovered"), continues the filmmaker's penchant for cinematic social muckraking. A damning indictment of the corporate practices of America's retailing behemoth and largest private employer, the film lacks the cinematic panache to elevate it above the level of agitprop. But its all too relevant dissection of its subject is well worth...

2005-10-26 15:01:01

By Emily Kaiser CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dueling documentaries on the world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., are set to be released in the next few weeks and public relations machines on both sides are gearing up for a battle. First out on DVD is Robert Greenwald's "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price," which portrays the company as a behemoth that destroys small towns and pays poverty-level wages. The documentary will be shown in some 3,000 screenings at private homes,...


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