Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Letter to Sony Pictures Entertainment

Dec 22, 2014
Press Release

December 22, 2014

Mr. Michael Lynton

CEO
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Re: Invitation to screen The Interview at the U.S. Capitol


Dear Mr. Lynton

I am extending an offer to screen The Interview in the U.S. Capitol facilities.

As Chairman of the Entertainment Industries Caucus, I believe we should stand in solidarity with Sony Pictures and the American film industry. Threats from a dictator in North Korea should not stop Americans from seeing any movie. We have a responsibility to stand up against these attempts at intimidation.

This is also about educating Members of Congress. Everyone is talking about The Interview. I think it’s important for Congress to know, and see, what we are talking about. 

Screening The Interview will demonstrate the U.S. Congress’s support of the freedom of speech. This is about our right to live without fear, and knowing that our values will not be compromised by the idle threats of a despotic regime. Good or bad, Americans should not be deprived of the opportunity to see this movie.

It is now the responsibility of the U.S. government to allocate the necessary resources to ensure moviegoers’ safety. We must help Sony Pictures, movie theater owners, and moviegoers regain the confidence to go see The Interview.

If you have any questions please contact Lauren Wolman at lauren.wolman@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-5911.

Sincerely,

Brad Sherman
Member of Congress

CC:

The Honorable Chris Dodd
Chairman
MPAA
Mr. Keith Weaver
Worldwide Government Affairs
Sony Pictures Entertainment