- Black Lives Matter PAC, which was founded and led by Patrisse Cullors, paid an art company run by the father of her only child $148,300 to co-produce a live stream in November, records show. It was mired with technical issues.
- The owners of two video production companies told the Daily Caller News Foundation that they could have produced a similar event for a fraction of the cost.
- “They were severely overcharged. Across the board,” video producer Tim Cramer said. “I don’t know how you get that much money into that production. I don’t know how you get there.”
- The legal counsel for the conservative watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center said the group was considering filing a Federal Election Commission complaint against BLM PAC over its “excessive payments” to the art company.
Black Lives Matter PAC, which was founded and led by activist Patrisse Cullors, paid an art company run by the father of her only child nearly $150,000 to co-produce live election coverage, campaign and social media records show. Industry experts said it should have cost a fraction of that price.
The three-hour live stream, which ran on Cullors’ personal YouTube channel on election night in November, was mired with audio and technical issues for much of the production. The stream, which remains online but is currently unlisted on Cullors’ YouTube channel, received just over 3,200 views as of Wednesday despite coverage by the Los Angeles Times.
The owners of two video production companies that have been in business for a combined six decades lampooned the quality of the live stream and said it should have cost no more than $55,000 to competently produce such an event.