Phantom of the Opera, The
A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.
- Starring: Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver and Patrick Wilson
- Director(s): Joel Schumacher
- Producer(s): John Mathieson
- Screenwriter(s): Joel Schumacher
- Distributor: Warner Brothers, Inc.
- Animal Coordinator: Not Monitored
- Release Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2004
- Rating: Not Monitored
Featured Animal Action
American Humane's Film & Television Unit did not monitor the foreign production The Phantom of the Opera, which was filmed in the United Kingdom. The Film Unit's work is funded by a grant from the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund – administered by trustees from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) – which allocates resources solely to cover SAG domestic projects working under the SAG/Producers codified agreement.
Productions filming abroad do have the option of contracting for American Humane's monitoring services. However, this does not guarantee that the film will receive an end credit disclaimer, since the disclaimer is awarded exclusively on the basis of the animal treatment during production. The filmmakers did not request our services for this production, and since American Humane was not present to witness the extensive animal action firsthand, we are rating the film "Not Monitored".