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Spellbinding Tale of Murder, Love, Deceit, and Redemption

When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo, who has taken on Finkel’s identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.

In February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.

The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship, ending up as a reporting job that eventually morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.

True Story was made into a movie starring Jonah Hill & James Franco.

 

Marketers, TV Execs Show LGBTQ Pride With Purpose

Perhaps the overriding message of Pride Month is that pride shouldn’t be confined to just one month. With the 30 days of June about to come to a close, several of the initiatives and developments that have unfolded in recent weeks cast a watchful eye to the months and years ahead. For example, as Pride-themed commercials and sponsorships have bowed in recent weeks, Seattle-based ad agency Copacino+Fujikado (C+F) addressed the long haul, introducing its Pride Brand Guide, “Rainbow for a Cause.”  Conceptualized by C+F’s LGBTQ+ employees, the guide takes the form of a microsite and walks brands through what to do–and what not to do–when marketing to the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month and beyond. Click here to access the guide.

“As a queer person in advertising, I continually see my community asking brands to do better, but I rarely see an industry perspective on how to help brands

Read more at: https://www.shootonline.com/news/marketers-tv-execs-show-lgbtq-pride-purpose

Rob Morrow ages up to portray Willy Loman in ‘Death of a Salesman’

He’s been directing for TV, including four episodes of the BET show “Games People Play,” which are now airing. As an actor he’s in the movie “The Kill Team,” awaiting a release date, in which he portrays the father of a U.S. soldier implicated in civilian killings in Afghanistan. He’s also a musician, singing, playing guitar and co-writing songs with Carlos Calvo for the Rob Morrow Band.

Read more at: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/theater/la-et-cm-rob-morrow-death-of-a-salesman-20190626-story.html

Steven Canals Spent Years Hiding. Now Everyone Can See Him

Steven Canals is quietly sitting here. He’s wearing what he’s wearing, and no one knows that it’s this man who created the most glamorous, most ostentatious, most eleganza-packed show on TV right now. He is, after all, the co-creator and executive producer of FX’s breakout success Pose, the LGBTQ ballroom melodrama that has become a hit for not only its style but its heart. On a Wednesday morning, Canals blends in with the other New Yorkers grabbing breakfast at the Upper East Side café Irving Farm, sporting black-rimmed glasses, a neon blue sweatshirt with a pin that says “Shh. Stop Talking,” and a knapsack. The only difference is that he is, in fact, preparing for the ball, even if he doesn’t look like it.

You would also never know from Canals’s demeanor that it’s just less than a week until Pose’s Season Two premiere. There are no worry lines, no exasperation.

Read more at: https://www.gq.com/story/steven-canals-profile

Ryan Murphy Directing Oscar-Hopeful ‘The Prom’ for Netflix; Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande Lead Cast

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Ryan Murphy is about to embark on his first feature film project under his new deal at Netflix, and in true Ryan Murphy fashion, this will be a major debut. The American Horror Story and Glee creator will direct and produce a feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom for Netflix, with the movie being eyed for an awards season release in 2020. And the cast he’s put together? Straight-up fire, as the kids say.

Indeed, Deadline reports that Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andrew Rannells are all set for key roles in The Prom, which is due to begin filming in December. The story follows four formerly famous Broadway actors who travel to the fictional conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana when they learn that a lesbian student was not allowed to bring her

Read more at: http://collider.com/the-prom-movie-cast-netflix-meryl-streep-ariana-grande-ryan-murphy/

FX Networks Sets Fall Premiere Dates

FX Networks today announced the fall premiere dates for the hit biker drama Mayans M.C., the acclaimed Mr Inbetween, the ninth installment of the AMERICAN HORROR STORY franchise, American Horror Story: 1984, and the 14th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The premiere dates are as follows:

Mayans M.C. – Season Two Premieres Tuesday, September 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

Mr Inbetween – Season Two Debuts Thursday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

American Horror Story: 1984 – Ninth Installment Premieres Wednesday, September 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – 14th Season Begins Wednesday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/FX-Networks-Sets-Fall-Premiere-Dates-20190624

FX Networks Returns to San Diego Comic-Con With ARCHER and More

FX Networks is returning to San Diego Comic-Con in a big way again this summer with FXX’s Emmy Award(R)-winning animated comedy Archer, the breakout FX comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and the hit FX drama MAYANS M.C. Sessions will include panel discussions with producers and actors, exclusive footage and more. The panel schedule is as follows:

Archer Exclusive Sneak Peek Screening and QA – Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom

Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego in celebration of its 10th season! In Archer: 1999, fans find Sterling Archer, Lana Kane and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship exploring deep space and trying to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates and vicious bounty hunters. Join us for an exclusive sneak peek of the season 10 penultimate episode followed by a lively QA with THE VOICE cast of

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/FX-Networks-Returns-to-San-Diego-Comic-Con-With-ARCHER-and-More-20190624

Breaking News – FX Networks Sets Fall Premiere Dates

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FX Networks Sets Fall Premiere Dates

Mayans M.C. Returns for Its Second Season on Tuesday, September 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

Mr Inbetween Debuts its Second Season on Thursday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

American Horror Story: 1984 Premieres Wednesday, September 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s 14th Season Begins Wednesday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2019 – FX Networks today announced the fall premiere dates for the hit biker drama Mayans M.C., the acclaimed Mr Inbetween, the ninth installment of the American Horror Story franchise, American Horror Story: 1984, and the 14th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The premiere dates are as follows:

Mayans M.C. – Season Two Premieres Tuesday, September 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX

Mr Inbetween – Season Two Debuts Thursday, September 12 at 10 p.m.

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/06/24/fx-networks-sets-fall-premiere-dates-633115/20190624fx01/

Little Sky Gone: The last person to see the toddler alive in Bellevue isn’t talking

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Editor’s Note: The above video originally aired February 2019. 

Sky Metalwala went on a car ride with his big sister and mom on a brisk autumn morning 8 years ago. It’s the last time he was ever seen alive.  

Metalwala was just 2 years old when he vanished. Now, missing posters showcasing the toddler with dark hair and big brown eyes longingly staring back at each passerby, are all that is left from that unexplained day.

On Nov. 6, 2011, Julia Biryukova (now, Julie Morgan) and her two children were driving in Bellevue, Washington, near Interstate 405, when she says they ran out of gas. Leaving Sky behind in the car, and with her 4-year-old daughter, Maile, in tow, she left the car in search of a gas station.

When she came back from her mile-long trek through town, she says, her son was gone.

Now, True Crime

Read more at: https://www.king5.com/article/news/podcast-little-sky-gone/281-479d085a-e815-486b-8227-1f85cf93c27c

Little Sky Gone: The last person to see the toddler alive isn’t talking

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Editor’s Note: The above video originally aired February 2019. 

Sky Metalwala went on a car ride with his big sister and mom on a brisk autumn morning 8 years ago. It’s the last time he was ever seen alive.  

Metalwala was just 2 years old when he vanished. Now, missing posters showcasing the toddler with dark hair and big brown eyes longingly staring back at each passerby, are all that is left from that unexplained day.

On Nov. 6, 2011, Julia Biryukova (now, Julie Morgan) and her two children were driving in Bellevue, Washington, near Interstate 405, when she says they ran out of gas. Leaving Sky behind in the car, and with her 4-year-old daughter, Maile, in tow, she left the car in search of a gas station.

When she came back from her mile-long trek through town, she says, her son was gone.

Now, True Crime

Read more at: https://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/crime/little-sky-gone-the-last-person-to-see-the-toddler-alive-isnt-talking/281-479d085a-e815-486b-8227-1f85cf93c27c

Morris Chestnut, Damson Idris Remember John Singleton As Mentor, Big Brother And Sensei In BET Awards Tribute

Morris Chestnut and Damson Idris, two actors representing either end of the too-brief career of late director John Singleton, presented a heartfelt BET Awards tribute last night to the man they called not only their director, but a sensei, a big brother, a mentor, friend and visionary.

Watch the tribute above.

Chestnut recounts his first meeting with Singleton, just a couple years before the two would make Hollywood history with 1991’s Boyz n the Hood. “It’s 1989, Los Angeles, California,” said Chestnut, who plays Ricky Baker in the film. “I meet a 24-year-old director just out of film school. He cast me in my first movie, which was his first film as well, and that film was Boyz n the Hood. I just remember being so nervous and John was just so brilliant, taking his time and guiding me and mentoring me…John brilliantly brought to life the stories of black youth

Read more at: https://deadline.com/video/morris-chestnut-damson-idris-john-singleton-bet-awards-tribute/