Jan 17, 2019

Netflix's Bird Box film contains footage of Lac-Megantic disaster

Streaming service Netflix has confirmed it used stock footage of a real-life rail disaster in the film Bird Box. Bird Box is not the only Netflix production containing images of the deadly runaway train disaster. The production company behind the show, Peacock Alley Entertainment, said in a statement that it acquired footage from stock footage vendor Pond 5 "And weren't aware of its specific source". In a statement to BBC, Pond 5 said it deeply regretted the footage being "Taken out of context and used in entertainment programming". Clips from the company's collection of stock footage and other media are found in TV and documentary series produced by major news and entertainment companies including Disney, Netflix, the Discovery Channel and the BBC, according to its website.

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