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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.

 

Rosario: New book on mass killers is a disturbing eye opener

There’s the 15-year-old Oregon boy who hid explosives under his bed in fear of a Chinese invasion and wrote the following moments after killing his parents and one day before he killed two students and wounded 25 others at his school in 1998:

“I’m so sorry. I am a horrible son. I wish I had been aborted. I destroy everything I touch. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I didn’t deserve them. They were wonderful people.”

There’s the musings left behind by the Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman, the one who snuffed out the lives of 20 children and six staffers in 2012:

“Serial killers are lame,” he wrote. “Everyone knows that mass murderers are the cool kids.”

There’s also the writings left behind by the 16-year-old gunman who fatally shot seven people and wounded five others inside his high school at the Red Lake Nation reservation in

Read more at: https://www.twincities.com/2019/07/20/rosario-new-book-on-mass-killers-is-a-disturbing-eye-opener/

This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Irish Mystery, Missing Journalists, and More

The true-crime podcast universe is ever expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists will pick their favorites.

Missing Pieces: Into the Woods: “T”

A young journalist enters the wilds of Idaho to document a hunt for gold … never to be seen again. The bizarre disappearance of Maryland man Terrence Woods in October of 2018 is the focus of FOX 5 DC’s latest investigative series. (The podcast previously covered the

Read more at: https://www.vulture.com/2019/07/best-new-true-crime-podcasts-july-18.html

Breaking News – "Fargo" – FX Announces Year Four Cast

FARGO

FX Announces Year Four Cast

Joining Chris Rock in the Next Installment of the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award Winning Limited Series are Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruno, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, E’myri Crutchfield and Amber Midthunder

Fargo Year 4 Begins Production in Chicago This Fall and Will Air on FX in 2020

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2019 – FX has set the extraordinary ensemble cast that will star with Chris Rock in the fourth installment of the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award winning limited series Fargo, it was announced today by Gina Balian and Nick Grad, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment.

Peabody, Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award winning Executive Producer Noah Hawley (creator/showrunner/writer/director) and his production company 26 Keys will lead the creative team for the latest

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/07/18/fargo-fx-announces-year-four-cast-103314/20190718fx01/

Location Managers Guild International Awards Nominees – Below the Line

LMGI.logoNominees for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards have been announced by LMGI President Mike Fantasia. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe.

With the change in date of this year’s LMGI Awards from April to September, the 6th Annual LMGI Awards timeline has an 18-month calendar of eligibility. Productions that were first released between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 are eligible. Winners will be revealed during the formal ceremony on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

And the nominees are:

Outstanding Locations In A Period Television Series:
The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX Networks
Chernobyl – HBO
Game of Thrones – HBO
The Man in High Castle – Amazon Prime Video
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Read more at: http://www.btlnews.com/awards/location-managers-guild-international-awards-nominees/

‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Chernobyl’, ‘Roma’ Among 2019 Location Managers Guild International Nominees

Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Killing Eve are among the television nominees and Crazy Rich Asians, BlackKklansman and Roma are among the feature film contenders for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards announced Thursday.

The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe. In addition to nominees for feature films, TV and commercials, film commissions from Buffalo/Niagara, New York; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Humboldt County, California; New South Wales; and New Zealand are contenders for the guild’s award for outstanding film commission.

With the change in date of this year’s awards from

Read more at: https://deadline.com/2019/07/game-of-thrones-chernobyl-roma-2019-location-managers-guild-international-nominees-list-1202649102/

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Chernobyl’ Among 2019 Location Managers Guild Nominees

Crazy Rich Asians, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Roma, Chernobyl and Game of Thrones are among the nominees for the sixth annual Location Managers Guild International Awards, which were announced Thursday morning.

In addition to nominees for feature films, TV and commercials, film commissions from Buffalo/Niagara, New York; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Humboldt County, California; New South Wales; and New Zealand are contenders for the guild’s award for outstanding film commission.

Winners will be announced at a Sept. 21 ceremony at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

A complete list of nominees follows.

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
       The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX Networks
       Chernobyl – HBO
       Game of Thrones – HBO
       The Man in the High Castle – Amazon Prime Video
       The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Prime VideoRead more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/game-thrones-chernobyl-2019-location-managers-guild-nominees-1225270

Nominations Announced for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nominees for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards were announced today by LMGI President Mike Fantasia. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process. With the change in date of this year’s LMGI Awards from April to September, the 6th Annual LMGI Awards timeline is unique in that there is an 18-month calendar of eligibility. Productions that were first released between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 are eligible. Winners will be revealed during the formal ceremony on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Broad Theatre in Santa Monica.

THE NOMINEES FOR THE

Read more at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nominations-announced-6th-annual-location-122700091.html

Podcast to feature ‘Speed Freak Killers’ reign of terror

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — They were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” and they terrorized Northern California for more than a decade through the 1980s and 90s.

Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog eventually cracked and turned on each other in 1999. But it would be too late for their dozens of victims.

True Crime Chronicles, a weekly true crime podcast, is featuring their decade-long rampage in its newest episode. 

Hosts Will Johnson and Jessica Noll speak to former ABC10 reporter Tim Daly about his coverage over the years and how it still haunts him to this day. 

RELATED: Chilling ‘Speed Freak Killer’ interrogation video now public

This True Crime Chronicles episode features the stories of two victims, Chevy Wheeler and Cyndi Vanderheiden, and how their disappearances would take a toll on their families and the farming and ranch community in San Joaquin County, Calif. Justice would finally be served, but

Read more at: https://www.abc10.com/mobile/article/news/podcast-to-feature-speed-freak-killers-reign-of-terror/103-b771cc8e-185d-4ee4-acdd-1e0c6fc81b1d

‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Star-Making Machine

The androgynous Australian model, singer and V.J. Ruby Rose broke through in the United States as Stella Carlin, Piper’s devious love interest in Season 3, and quickly became a face of gender-fluid awareness. Her “Orange” stint was brief, but her star has been on the rise since, with roles in several blockbuster action films including a sharpshooter in “XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” a sultry assassin in “John Wick: Chapter 2” and — why not? — a marine scientist in the monster-shark opus “The Meg.” Next up, Rose will star as Kate Kane, better known as Batwoman, TV’s first openly lesbian superhero, in a series that will debut on CW in October.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/arts/television/orange-is-the-new-black-actors.html

2019 Emmys: Sharp Year-Over-Year Drop in Nominees of Color

In the era of “peak TV,” with significant strides made in recent years in terms of a broader representation of marginalized communities, is that diversity also being represented at the Emmys? Not quite.

This year, there are a total of 24 acting nominations for people of color (not including hosting duties), which represents quite a drop from last year’s record 38. Although only three of the 38 nominees actually took home trophies: Darren Criss for Lead Actor in a Limited Series for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Regina King for Lead Actress in a Limited series for “Seven Seconds”; and Thandie Newton for Supporting Actress for “Westworld.”

There are no actors of color in a number of key categories, including Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, as well as

Read more at: https://www.indiewire.com/2019/07/2019-emmys-sharp-year-over-year-drop-in-nominees-of-color-1202158249/