Former LA Weekly Publisher Options Film Rights to Harper's Expose

july 31, 2007  11:03 am
Ken Silverstein's undercover story focused on Washington lobbyists who represent oppressive foreign governments. Michael Sigman hopes to bring it to the silver screen, according to Variety Magazine's Wilshire and Washington. Silverstein posed as an executive for an energy firm interested in exploiting natural gas reserves in Turkmenistan, which is led by a dictatorial regime. Several K Street firms pitched their services and described how they would spin U.S. officials and journalists to promote favorable policies and news coverage for the Turkmen regime. "It's bad enough to be a lobbyist for the tobacco industry, but some of these guys are mass murderers," Sigman tells Variety.