|By PR Newswire||
|September 24, 2012 02:54 PM EDT||
Producers Suspect Organized Intimidation Effort to Suppress Box Office
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The producers of the blockbuster movie 2016: Obama's America are crying foul against what they suspect to be an organized effort to drive viewers away from the theatrical showing of the film. False internet rumors have been circulating all week, stating that Fox News Channel had scheduled a free airing of the film. No such airing was scheduled. The movie also sustained a second attack over the weekend when it was illegally uploaded to YouTube in violation of U.S. copyright laws.
"The reports of the movie appearing on Fox before the election are completely untrue and we strongly suspect that they are the result of dirty tricks by our opponents who spread this rumor in order to confuse the general public and keep them from going to their local theaters," said the film's writer/director Dinesh D'Souza."We urge all Americans to ignore these efforts and go to their local theater and enjoy the movie on the big screen."
A second attack on the film came when it was illegally uploaded to the internet. Although it has since been taken down by YouTube for copyright infringement, producers are issuing a clear warning that violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
"It has now been taken down and we have informed the FBI which is launching a vigorous investigation," noted producer Doug Sain. "We urge all Americans to respect the copyright of this film and not place themselves in legal jeopardy by engaging in illegal activity in the form of viewing or downloading the movie online."
"We have not been approached by any television network to air the film," added D'Souza. "We will have an announcement soon about our plans for DVD, but for now we urge all Americans to enjoy the film in their local theater."
"Love him or hate him, you don't know him." 2016: Obama's America is the definitive account of how one man's past could redefine a nation and where we will be in 2016 if Obama remains in the White House.
SOURCE O.A.F., LLC