Coast Guard Solicits Hollywood to Help with Movie Plot Threats
Trying to avoid a failure of imagination in its uncharted new role, the agency has even called in screenwriters from Hollywood to help sketch terrorism situations.
"The biggest change is that the Coast Guard has gone from being an organization that ran when the bell went off to being a cop on the beat at all times," said Capt. Peter V. Neffenger, who recently gave up command of the port here for a position in Washington and who consulted with the screenwriters.
Anyone who's watched Hollywood's output in recent years knows that screenwriters aren't the most creative bunch of people on the planet. And anyway, they can have all of these ideas for free.
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 7:49 AM • 26 Comments