Long/short equity, long-term horizon, value, internet

Blackfish Dunks Seaworld In The Pool Of Public Opinion

A documentary film called Blackfish (dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite) was released early in 2013. The film takes direct aim at Seaworld's (NYSE:SEAS) practice of keeping killer whales and having them perform shows at its parks. It includes footage of the poaching of orcas from the wild in the late 60s; Seaworld trainers being thrashed by whales; and a heart-rending scene of a baby orca being separated from its mother.

The film screened in early 2013 at Sundance, opened in theaters in July and ran through October, grossing just over $2 million. Having been short-listed for the Oscars and now available on Netflix and Amazon video for streaming, the movie seems to be getting a second wind. As...

Join Seeking Alpha PRO to read this archived article and 11,574 other archived articles
  • Access Top Ideas, chosen by Seeking Alpha’s editors
  • Filter long and short ideas by market cap and sector
  • Get Coverage of over 5,000 stocks, many of which have little or no coverage elsewhere
"In just the first month of using PRO, I used it to generate two ideas which were actionable for me. As a result of these two positions, I have earned more than 20 times the annual subscription costs for PRO." Michael Yagemann, Greenbridge Capital
"I am pleasantly surprised with the scope of small and mid-cap coverage PRO offers. You can't find that any where else." Patrick Rice, Mainstay Capital Management
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Money back guarantee. Seeking Alpha PRO members receive a no-questions-asked refund for membership on months paid and not used. Details