Sexual Predator Documentary ‘An Open Secret’ Sets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

An open secret Documentary
Courtesy of Vesuvio Entertainment

Amy Berg’s sexual predator documentary “An Open Secret” has been set for a 20-city U.S. theatrical release beginning June 5, Variety has learned.

The documentary will also be screened for international buyers on May 19 at Cannes in what will be the first public showing of the film since its screening at the New York Doc Fest in November.

“An Open Secret” will hit theaters first in Denver and Seattle before expanding. Vesuvio Entertainment and Rocky Mountain Pictures are handling the release.

Berg, whose credits include “West of Memphis” and “Deliver Us From Evil,” incorporates the testimony of several ex-child performers along with denials from some of their accused abusers. The film centers on the rise and demise of Digital Entertainment Network, an early digital network that’s alleged to have been the center of a Hollywood sex-abuse ring.

The movie features extensive interviews with Michael Egan, who, after participating in the film, drew headlines for a quartet of lawsuits last year against Bryan Singer and three other Hollywood executives that were later withdrawn.

“I am pleased that ‘An Open Secret’ will finally have an opportunity to screen for a larger audience,” Berg said. “It’s an important film about an extremely important issue.”

Producers are Amy Berg and Katelyn Howes. Executive producers are Gabe Hoffman and Matthew Valentinas. Production companies are Esponda Productions, Vesuvio Entertainment, Rocky Mountain Pictures and Berg’s Disarming Films.

“This is clearly one of the most controversial, and most important films of 2015 and sheds light on one of the dirtiest secrets in Hollywood,” said Greg H. Sims, CEO of Vesuvio Entertainment.

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  1. Sue says:

    Re: Mike Egan, the fact that he is so interesting to report about is telling. Because there are events that shaped his adult life which were horrendous, why would expect his life choices to be healthy? No one would put themselves out there like this for anything less than the truth. And victimizing a victim, which is what is happening here, is sad and wrong.

  2. fred says:

    Unfortunately this release is missing quite a lot of information from the original shown in NYC. This film is not just about Mike Egan but many others who suffered at the hands of pedophiles, perverts, and sex abusers. All big names in Hollywood and the film industry, so big in fact that they can buy their way out of about anything, influence Politicians, Government Agencies, Attorneys, etc. I know the truth and believe me it will come out and these untouchable people will be held accountable for their heinous, deplorable acts of violence against these young men and virtually ruining their lives forever.

  3. Joom says:

    It’s a great disservice to the issue of child sex abuse in the entertainment industry to including any material with Michael Egan, his duplicity cast a long shadow over the blight of victims, of which I truly believe he is not one.

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