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Japanese scientist suing to be removed from ‘The Cove’

University of Hokkaido toxicologist Tetsuya Endo is suing the makers of The Cove, claiming that he did not agree to be interviewed for the film. In the film, Endo is seen explaining the toxic mercury levels in dolphin flesh. He is asking for 11 million yen in damages from Medallion Media, the Japanese right owner of The Cove, and distributor, Unplugged Inc. The film's director, Louie Psihoyos has said that Endo's interview was not doctored.
December 9, 2010

University of Hokkaido toxicologist Tetsuya Endo is suing the makers of The Cove, claiming that he did not agree to be interviewed for the film. In the film, Endo is seen explaining the toxic mercury levels in dolphin flesh. He is asking for 11 million yen in damages from Medallion Media, the Japanese right owner of The Cove, and distributor, Unplugged Inc. The film’s director, Louie Psihoyos, has said that Endo’s interview was not doctored.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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