National Guard support for 2011 film "Contagion"

Brett Carollo filed this request with the National Guard Bureau/JA-FOIA of the United States of America.
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From: Brett Carollo

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any documents pertaining to collaboration between the US National Guard and the production of the 2011 movie "Contagion," directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon and Kate Winslet. I request any and all documents pertaining to National Guard involvement with "Contagion" Such documents may include but should not be limited to: script notes; production assistance agreements; and all records of communications between employees of the National Guard and the cast, crew, and production company of "Contag," including memos, notes of meetings and conference calls, emails, and other forms of communication.

"Contagion" appears on a list of National Guard-supported film and TV productions (attached to this request).

I am the Director of Research Operations at a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called The Decoding Culture Foundation. These documents will be used for public education and research purposes. I therefore request a waiver of all fees that may otherwise apply. Attached is a document with organization letterhead confirming my position, as well as the organization's 501(c)(3) application and approval form.

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.


Brett Carollo