CONTROVERSY GROWING AROUND MOVIE "A DOG'S PURPOSE"

Jan 20, 2017

By Christine Ross

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The fall out continues from the leaked video from the movie set of the film “A Dog’s Purpose” which was filmed in Winnipeg. The video appears to show a distressed German Shepherd being forced into turbulent water during shooting. As a result of the controversy…theatre Giant Cineplex says it’s waiving cancellation fees for any groups that had booked pre-screening of the film. New Hope Dog Rescue in Saskatoon had booked a pre-screening of the movie and some supporters had called on the group to cancel the showing after the video surfaced. But organizers said the event would go on because they feared losing their $1,500 deposit with Cineplex. But spokeswoman Sarah Van Lange says the group need not worry as the company will waive the cancellation fee. The film’s producer, Amblin Entertainment and distributor, Universal Pictures, say they are confident that “great care and concern was shown” for the dog, which they say had rehearsed the stunt for several days.

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