James O’Keefe today released a twenty-minute video at the Cannes Film Festival that shows Hollywood environmental activists Ed Begley, Jr., and Mariel Hemingway and environmental propaganda documentary producers Josh and Rebecca Tickell talking about getting $9 million in funding from a phony Middle Eastern oil sheikh to produce an anti-fracking documentary.
The Hollywood Reporter ran an exclusive on O’Keefe’s sting last night, and the video has been posted on YouTube.
The Tickells appear eager to accept the offer of $9 million, but both stress that the source of the funding from Middle Eastern oil interests must be kept secret. “Money to us, it’s money. We have no moral issue,” says Josh Tickell on the video.
Rebecca Tickell comments, “But if people think the film is funded by Middle Eastern oil it will, it will not have that credibility.”