New York-based studio Blackfin is launching a series that will take a deep dive into the stories of murders in different cities.
Premiering on Discovery Communications-owned cable net Investigation Discovery tomorrow (Feb. 21), Homicide City will dedicate its entire first season to documenting some of the most perplexing homicide cases that have taken place in Philadelphia.
Each episode of the six-part series will center around a distinct area of greater Philadelphia and the murders that took place there. Featured stories in the first season include the murders of former Lockheed Corporation CEO Courtlandt S. Gross, his wife Alexandra Van Rensselaer Devereux Gross, and their housekeeper Catherine O’Hara VanderVeur; the death of John Thurberg months before his wedding; and the killing of an expectant mother, Natise Johnson. Their stories will be told through the eyes of veteran homicide detectives, local beat reporters and the victim’s families.
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On a day that’s meant to celebrate love and romance, true crime network Investigation Discovery is taking a look at a love story gone wrong.
The two-part special He Lied About Everything, which premieres tonight (Feb. 14) at 8 p.m. ET/PT, spotlights the relationship between investigative news producer Benita Alexander and world-renowned surgeon Paolo Macchiarini (pictured, right).
While the pair’s relationship began as picture perfect, it devolved into a nightmare filled with deceit and destruction as lies surrounding Macchiarini’s business and personal life begin to surface.
He Lied About Everything is produced for Investigation Discovery by Efran Films. For Efran Films, Shawn Efran and Alexander are executive producers. For ID, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer.
Realscreen caught up with Alexander (pictured, left), the executive producer and subject of the special, to talk about the project ahead of its release.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
What was the genesis for this
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Discovery Communications-owned cable net Investigation Discovery has set a late February premiere date for its latest true crime series Homicide City.
Produced by New York-based studio Blackfin, the series will dedicate its entire first season to documenting some of the most violent and perplexing homicide cases that shook the City of Brotherly Love to its core.
The six-part series explores murder cases throughout Philadelphia’s recent history, when law enforcement officials and investigators had to band together across the city’s metropolitan landscape in an attempt to help solve each mysterious case.
Each episode of the true crime program provides a first-hand account of each headline-making case through the eyes of veteran homicide detectives, including former Montgomery County chief Oscar Vance; retired Philadelphia police sergeant William Britt; and Philadelphia Inquirer investigative journalist Larry Lewis.
Local beat reporters and the victims’ families will provide additional commentary and insight.
Featured stories in season one of Homicide City are murders
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Montreal-based factual studio CMJ Productions II has announced a series development agreement with American baseball writer, statistician and crime book author, Bill James.
Popular Crime will feature James’ unconventional sleuthing techniques as an analytics expert and baseball writer, using his skills to take a fresh look at infamous American crimes.
In each episode, James (pictured, left) and his daughter, Rachel (right), will use their unique methodology to dismantle what we thought we knew about notorious crimes, including the cases of JonBenet Ramsey and the Zodiac Killer.
The series stems from James’ most recent book, The Man From the Train, in which James and his daughter investigated the Villisca axe murders.
Popular Crime joins other titles in CMJ’s crime portfolio including Fatal Vows, The Will: Family Secrets Revealed, Accident Investigator, Natural Born Outlaws, Guilty Rich, Outlaw Tech and A Stranger in my Home.
“We have a long history of producing true crime series and we are thrilled to grow our roster of talent
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The executive will retool a development partner program as the digital publisher largely disbands the Entertainment Group it formed in summer 2016.
BuzzFeed is overhauling the structure of its entertainment group and shifting the division’s top executive into a more creative role, part of a larger company-wide reorganization that began late last year to diversify the digital publisher’s businesses.
Ze Frank, a longtime BuzzFeed executive who for the last year and a half has overseen nearly all non-news efforts as president of the BuzzFeed Entertainment Group, is moving to the newly created role of chief research and development officer where he will lead a 12-person team that experiments with new video formats and emerging platforms. Frank will also continue to work on branded content initiatives for the company.
CEO Jonah Peretti announced the change in a memo to staff Wednesday, explaining that Frank’s new role will give him the mandate to
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Ahead of the premiere of true crime network Investigation Discovery’s Deadly Dentists (Nov.24), realscreen presents an exclusive clip.
The new three-part series from Randy Murray Productions looks at the true tales of dentists involved in murder. Realscreen caught up with ID series executive producer Tim Baney (pictured, below) to drill down on what makes the program tick.
Deadly Dentists premieres Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.
What was the genesis of Deadly Dentists?
It’s a concept we’ve been interested in for a while because dentistry is such a universal anxiety. Once we found the right producer and combination of stories, we pulled the trigger.
Why do you think there is an appetite for this series?
It’s a natural fit for ID. Anything that generates fear adds to the experience of watching a murder mystery. The prospect of seeing the
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the age of 91, and many of the movie stars, models and other celebrities who knew the American publishing icon took to social media to share their condolences and and tributes to his legacy.
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The New York Times will soon feature exclusive New York City residential listings in its Real Estate section on NYTimes.com through a collaboration with Real Estate Board of New
York’s (REBNY) Residential Listing Service.
The New York
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Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor FilmRise today announced that it has acquired from Dogwoof exclusive English language distribution rights around the world (excluding UK rights) to true crime documentary THE FAMILY I HAD. The documentary film had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to critical and audience acclaim, and was recently selected to screen at the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) in Septemeber. THE FAMILY I Had will have its television premiere on Investigation Discovery (ID) in the fall of 2017.
The Family I Had, co-directed by Katie Green and Carlye Rubin, is a moving documentary portrait of Charity Lee-a single mother whose family that has been ripped apart by unspeakable tragedy. In the film, Charity recollects the details of a horrific crime committed by her son against another member
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