Communications between Film Studios and Justice Department

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # FOIA:PA16-070
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Communications

From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all correspondence—including phone logs, emails, email attachments, and/or paper letters—exchanged between any employee of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and any person, persons, or institutions identifying themselves as producers, directors, or and/or involved parties, including any production companies, of any film project(s) concerning the story of a Mexican man named Joaquin Guzman (a.k.a. “El Chapo”).

The existence of this correspondence was recently reported by NBC News:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/contact-hollywood-producer-may-have-helped-snare-chapo-guzman-n493416

(“According to multiple officials, several production companies contacted the Justice Department to express an interest in producing a film. At least one of those companies — and a well-known actor — were in contact with associates of El Chapo.”)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

J.K. Trotter

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

J.K. Trotter
MuckRock
DEPT MR 23429
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 16-070

Dear Mr. Trotter:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated January 9, 2016, seeking "Copies of all correspondence-including phone logs, emails, email attachments, and/or paper letters-exchanged between any employee of the Department of Justice's National Security Division and any person, persons, or institutions identifying themselves as producers, directors, or and/or involved parties, including any production companies, of any film project(s) concerning the story of a Mexican man named Joaquin Guzman (a.k.a. "El Chapo")." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on January 14, 2016.
Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.
Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

J.K. Trotter
MuckRock
DEPT MR 23429
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 16-070

Dear Mr. Trotter:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated January 9, 2016, seeking "Copies of all correspondence-including phone logs, emails, email attachments, and/or paper letters-exchanged between any employee of the Department of Justice's National Security Division and any person, persons, or institutions identifying themselves as producers, directors, or and/or involved parties, including any production companies, of any film project(s) concerning the story of a Mexican man named Joaquin Guzman (a.k.a. "El Chapo")." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on January 14, 2016.
Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate. We are still conducting a search of our records for possible responsive documents to your request. Please use the file number indicated above in all correspondence related to this request.
If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact me on (202) 233-0754. Thank you for your continued patience.
Sincerely,
Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

J. K. Trotter
MuckRock
DEPT MR 23429
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 16-070

Dear Mr. Trotter:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated January 13, 2016, seeking "Copies of all correspondence-including phone logs, emails, email attachments, and/or paper letters-exchanged between any employee of the Department of Justice's National Security Division and any person, persons, or institutions identifying themselves as producers, directors, or and/or involved parties, including any production companies, of any film project(s) concerning the story of a Mexican man named Joaquin Guzman (a.k.a. "El Chapo")." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on January 14, 2016.

We are still conducting a search of our records for possible responsive documents to your request. If you have any questions concerning your request, feel free to contact me on (202) 233-0754.
Thank you in advance for your continuing patience.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory

Government Information Specialist

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

J. K. Trotter
MuckRock
DEPT MR 23429
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 16-070

Dear Mr. Trotter:

This is in reference to your email dated January 13, 2016, seeking "Copies of all correspondence-including phone logs, emails, email attachments, and/or paper letters-exchanged between any employee of the Department of Justice's National Security Division and any person, persons, or institutions identifying themselves as producers, directors, or and/or involved parties, including any production companies, of any film project(s) concerning the story of a Mexican man named Joaquin Guzman (a.k.a. "El Chapo")." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on January 14, 2016.

We are still conducting a search of our records for possible responsive documents to your request. If you have any questions concerning your request, feel free to contact me on (202) 233-0754.
Thank you in advance for your continuing patience.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory

Government Information Specialist

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

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