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George Clooney’s Production House Joins ‘How to Build a Truth Engine’ Documentary


Hollywood actor-filmmaker George Clooney and Grant Heslov have joined Austrian director Friedrich Moser’s feature-length documentary “How to Build a Truth Engine” as executive producers through their Smokehouse Pictures banner. According to Variety, the documentary, now in the final stages of filming, tackles investigative journalism and the fight against fake news. Moser follows award-winning journalists from The New York Times, The Associated Press, ICIJ, and Austrian weeklies Falter and Profil, as they uncover corruption, disinformation, and war crimes.

Produced by Robert Rippberger and Amina Bayou, it follows teams developing artificial intelligence software for real-time detection of conspiracy theories, fake news and disinformation. A former television journalist, Moser founded Vienna-based production company Blue Plus Green Communication in 2001. He last directed “Money Bots,” released last year, writing and directing the documentary “Beer! A love story’ in 2019.

Other documentaries include “A Good American,” a film about Bill Binney and the NSA that premiered in 2015 at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival before receiving several nominations on the documentary festival circuit. He has written, directed, filmed and produced documentaries since 1999. “George has always been a strong advocate for journalism and has personally helped bring evidence related to war crimes in Sudan to the public through his Satellite Sentinel Project”, Moser said.

He added, “His desire to use his global platform to help raise the alarm about the irreparable harm being done to our society and efforts to curb information warfare make him an immeasurable addition to this project. I couldn’t be more excited to team up with George, Grant and Smokehouse for moving this critically important conversation forward.” According to Variety, “How to Build a Truth Engine” is also produced by Moser, SIE Films, Front Corner and Blue Plus Green Communication. (ANI)

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