Even more filmmakers who are helping out Scientology with its TV network - 2020-05-22
Last year we talked to J.R. Biersmith, one of the filmmakers who had agreed to allow the Church of Scientology to show their movies on the "Documentary Showcase" at the Scientology TV network on DirecTV.
Biersmith's 2017 film, Men in the Arena, about Somalian soccer players, was quite good. But we asked him why he would want to help out Scientology TV by letting it show the movie. "When it comes to documentaries, getting your story out there is not easy. And when you have a new cable station coming on, you have to give it a thought," he told us.
He said he was aware of Scientology's controversies, but getting the word out about Somalia's struggles was more important to him. Like most of the other filmmakers, he had not only let Scientology show his film to help out its young TV channel, but had also sat down for an interview at the Scientology Media Productions studios on Sunset Boulevard.