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Screenwriters, Authors, and Producers Seeking Authenticity

Screenwriters, Authors, and Producers Seeking Authenticity

This form is for testing purposes only.

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. We’ve been doing it since the 1930s.

Specifically, the Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit (IPPAU) in our Office of Public Affairs is a small staff that spends a portion of its time working with domestic and international screenwriters, producers, authors, and other industry personnel associated with TV programs, documentaries, made-for-TV movies, books, and motion pictures. In addition, the unit is the same one that manages national and international publicity for wanted fugitives (including the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives), Most Wanted Terrorists, and missing children, and it also coordinates other proactive initiatives.

What we can provide you:

  • Interviews or guidance on content regarding FBI investigations, procedures, structure, and history;
  • Information on costumes, props, scenery, and weapons;
  • Fact checks;
  • Liaison and coordination with local FBI field offices;
  • Coordination of location shots; and
  • Access to FBI facilities for filming scenes, interviews, or b-roll footage.

Please note: IPPAU considers project assistance on a case-by-case basis. We have limited resources and cannot ensure cooperation or offer reviews or critiques.

If you have questions, please email public.affairs@fbi.gov.

If you do not have access to e-mail, you may write to:

FBI Headquarters
Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit
Room 7790B
935 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20535

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Point of Contact (If other than yourself)
Questions
1. Which of the following best describes your project?





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3. Are any other outside experts, agencies, or personnel to be included in the project?


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5. Which best describes this project?





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The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at www.justice.gov/opcl/doj-systems-records#doj