Davis Guggenheim‘s pro-President Obama documentary The Road We’ve Traveled, we already know, portrays the president’s first term in a pretty good light. That seems rather predictable since, according the Federal Election Commission, Obama for America paid about $345,353 for the 17-minute film. That’s upwards of $20,300 per minute.
Two separate payments — of about $162,834 and $182,159 — were made to “Guggenheim Short Film,” according to FEC records.
As The Daily Caller reports: “Katie Hogan, deputy press secretary for the Obama campaign, refused to provide any additional information about the documentary’s funding stream or whether a public relations firm was authorized to speak about the film project.” There was also no comment about any additional expenses regarding advertising, promotion, etc.
Additionally, Hogan “wouldn’t say whether payments to Tom Hanks, who narrated the film, were included in the media production costs disclosed to the FEC” — and The Daily Caller’s messages to Hanks agency were not returned.
Hogan furthermore said that Guggenheim approached Obama to ask how he could help with the president’s re-election campaign.
The film will be released Thursday night.
(H/T The Daily Caller)
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