FBI spends $1.5m per year advising movies and TV shows?

The FBI can help you make a movie, from costumers to sets, weapons and even FBI facilities for filming!

by Phoenix on 12 April 2013 00:02

Following a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Republicans have singled out a unit within the FBI which apparently spends $1.5m per year advising TV shows and films such as CSI and the Fast and the Furious.

The unit apparently advises filmmakers on costume and scenery design, provides FBI facilities for filming, and boasts on its website that it has “assisted the motion pictures ‘The Kingdom,’ ‘Shooter,’ and ‘Breach’; television programs like ‘Without A Trace,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘Numb3rs,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ and ‘The Closer.’”

A special section of the site insists, "We can help: if you are a writer, author, or producer who wants to feature the FBI, we may be able to work with you to create an accurate portrayal of the Bureau."

The site claims that the organisation has been "doing it since the 1930s" and that the bureau's public affairs team will offer:

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