Hollywood tried to bury documentary about pedophilia in the film industry

Thursday, January 31, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z.
Thursday, January 31, 2019

As more allegations come to light of sexual misconduct against Hollywood’s elite, a damning film that was released in 2015 is finally gaining some traction. You’ve probably never heard of An Open Secret. It billed itself as “the film Hollywood doesn’t want you to see,” and they weren’t joking – the documentary didn’t have much of a theatrical release, nor did it have a TV or video distribution deal.

The hedge fund manager who backed the film financially, Gabe Hoffman, told the Guardian: “We got zero Hollywood offers to distribute the film. Not even one. Literally no offers for any price whatsoever.”

Why would a film directed by an Oscar-nominated director, Amy Berg, get the cold shoulder from Hollywood? It surely has a lot to do with the fact that it reveals evidence of teenage boys and children being sexually abused by prominent film industry players.

The film features interviews with performers who were victimized by authority figures in Hollywood when they were young boys, along with the predators themselves, journalists and other industry figures.

Last year, Hoffman released it himself on the video sharing site Vimeo following the accusations against Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, and it immediately racked up millions of views. The documentary reveals a pedophile ring in Hollywood that involves directors, agents, managers and publicists preying on young boys and teens who are desperate to make their way into the industry.

Five former child actors are followed in the film, and much of it is focused on Marc Collins-Rector, the co-owner of Digital Entertainment Network, which was known for hosting wild parties with underage boys at the home of Collins-Rector.

Some predators spent years grooming their victims and gaining their families’ confidence before starting to assault them sexually. Others hosted lavish parties where young boys were plied with drugs and alcohol and traded for sex.

Some have been caught – and their punishments have been shockingly lenient – and some are even still working in the industry. For example, the movie profiles a boy who was just 11 when manager Martin Weiss began assaulting him. After pleading no contest to two counts of child molestation, he was sentenced to a year in jail but was freed immediately for time served. Meanwhile, actor and acting coach Brian Peck, who has worked with the kids’ channel Nickelodeon and the X-Men franchise, was convicted on two counts of lewd acts with a child but is now working in the industry again.

Hollywood did its best to bury the film

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