Posts Tagged ‘National Security Cinema’

Subscriber Podcast #20 - National Security Cinema: One Year On

Subscriber Podcast #20 – National Security Cinema: One Year On

A year ago I published the book National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.  On this month's subscriber podcast I reflect on the success of the book, its impact on media coverage of the topic of government influence on entertainment and the plans for a ...
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National Security Cinema - Tom Secker on the Rory O'Connor Podcast

National Security Cinema – Tom Secker on the Rory O’Connor Podcast

I was recently invited onto the Rory O'Connor podcast to talk about National Security Cinema, the research methods we employed to get the information and documents, and the difference between the DOD and the CIA's approaches to Hollywood. Via the Rory O'Connor podcast: I talk to Tom Secker about his ...
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The Military-Entertainment Complex - Tom Secker on Sirota

The Military-Entertainment Complex – Tom Secker on Sirota

David Sirota invited me onto his podcast to talk about National Security Cinema and how the DOD and CIA secretly shape pop culture.  This was a rapid-fire conversation where we got into examples of political censorship by government agencies, the operations of the entertainment liaison offices, the scale of this ...
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SHOCKING Proof: Government Control in Hollywood - Tom Secker on the WideShut Webcast

SHOCKING Proof: Government Control in Hollywood – Tom Secker on the WideShut Webcast

Keelan Balderson invited me back onto the WideShut Webcast to chat about the research that went into National Security Cinema, as well as the response and reception the book has enjoyed.  We get quite deeply into the notion that the CIA are cultivating a 'bad boy image' through Hollywood, and ...
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Spy Culture in Critical Sociology

Spy Culture in Critical Sociology

I am proud to announce that Critical Sociology have today published an article I co-wrote with Matt Alford that sums up the major findings from our research for National Security Cinema.  Titled 'New Evidence for the Surprisingly Significant Propaganda Role of the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense in ...
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MuckRock interviews Tom Secker

MuckRock interviews Tom Secker

I was recently interviewed by Michael Morisy the co-founder of MuckRock, the world's premier FOIA site.  It was an interesting conversation about how to use FOIA, what works and what doesn't, how my use of the FOIA developed over time and why I've had so much success with FOIA requests ...
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Hollywood and Washington - Tom and Matt on Level Talk

Hollywood and Washington – Tom and Matt on Level Talk

John Harrison of Sputnik radio's Level Talk invited Matt and I on to talk about National Security Cinema and the relationship between Hollywood and Washington.  In this rapid-fire interview we touched on the history of this relationship, its impact on scripts, why writers and producers go along with the government's ...
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National Security Cinema - The Source Documents

National Security Cinema – The Source Documents

After numerous requests I have uploaded (most of) the documents we used to write National Security Cinema in one handy zip file so that people don't have to search around all over this site to find them.  This pack of over 4000 pages includes office diary reports from the military ...
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