Filmmaker seeking Cheney pictures for documentary
Monday, January 9, 2012
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A filmmaker is asking Wyoming residents for footage or still pictures of former Vice President Dick Cheney for a documentary.
R.J. Cutler of Actual Reality Pictures placed ads in the Casper Star-Tribune asking for residents' help, the newspaper reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/x7mMX8).
Cheney lived in Wyoming as a teen and attended the University of Wyoming. He represented Wyoming in Congress from 1979 to 1989.
He was also President Gerald Ford's chief of staff in 1975-77. He served as secretary of defense for President George H.W. Bush and was elected vice president on President George W. Bush's ticket in 2000 and 2004.
Actual Reality is looking for images that government archives and stock film companies don't have, said Ryan Gallagher, an associate producer at the company.
"Maybe somebody has a home video somewhere that we haven't heard about and that we'd just like to see," he said.
The company hasn't gotten much response, Gallagher said.
The documentary is scheduled to air on Showtime next fall, and it's too early to offer any details, he said.
Actual Reality also produced "The War Room," about President Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign, and "American High," which followed 14 Illinois high school students through their senior year in 1999-2000.
"American High" won an Emmy, and "The War Room" was nominated for an Oscar.
Information from: Casper Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com