Scientology spy caught trying to interview Paul Haggis as fake 'Time' magazine reporter - 2015-04-16
On April 7, film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis received an email asking for a Time magazine interview. Haggis tells us the request seemed reasonable. The writer, Mark Webber, said he was talking to a number of directors for an article about the "golden age of film." Webber also mentioned Crash, the Oscar-winning Haggis film that is coming up on its 10th year anniversary since it was released in theaters on May 6, 2005.
Haggis forwarded Webber's email to his staff, asking them to set up a time for a phone interview. But once they got a look at it, they thought the request seemed a little off. They decided to do a little checking before scheduling the call for Haggis.
One of the director's representatives noticed that "Mark Webber" not only didn't appear to have any Time clips, he didn't seem to have any national arts bylines of any kind. A message was sent to Time arts editor Sam Lansky, who said that he didn't know anyone named Mark Webber, and he hadn't assigned an interview of Haggis.