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How did Final Vision pull off its brutal murder scene?

Warning: This video contains graphic depictions of murder from the TV film Final Vision.

Based on the book Final Vision: The Last Word On Jeffrey MacDonald by Joe McGinniss, the new Investigation Discovery true-crime movie Final Vision centers around Jeffrey MacDonald, better known as the Green Beret Killer, a man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters in 1970. The film doesn’t hold back when it comes to depicting the murder scene—it’s pretty brutal. In the video above, Scott Foley, who portrays MacDonald, talks about the challenges of filming the scene.

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TV review | Final Vision: True-crime movie challenged stars to stay …

Scott Foley approaches all of his roles in the same way: He strives to tell the most complete story possible through his performance.

Such is the case in “Final Vision,” premiering Sunday night on Investigation Discovery.

The made-for-cable film is based on the true story of the longest-running criminal case in U.S. history.

Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley) is a handsome, Ivy League-educated Army Green Beret doctor who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in 1970. The story is told through the eyes of best-selling author Joe McGinniss (Dave Annable), who was approached by MacDonald to write a book about his personal nightmare as he was about to go to trial.

McGinniss originally thinks he is writing about an innocent man being railroaded by a flawed legal system but eventually sees the twisted psychology at the core of the story

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TV review | Final Vision: True-crime movie challenged stars to stay ‘honest’

Scott Foley approaches all of his roles in the same way: He strives to tell the most complete story possible through his performance.

Such is the case in “Final Vision,” premiering Sunday night on Investigation Discovery.

The made-for-cable film is based on the true story of the longest-running criminal case in U.S. history.

Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley) is a handsome, Ivy League-educated Army Green Beret doctor who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in 1970. The story is told through the eyes of best-selling author Joe McGinniss (Dave Annable), who was approached by MacDonald to write a book about his personal nightmare as he was about to go to trial.

McGinniss originally thinks he is writing about an innocent man being railroaded by a flawed legal system but eventually sees the twisted psychology at the core of the story

Read more at: http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20171209/tv-review--final-vision-true-crime-movie-challenged-stars-to-stay-honest

The Day – Foley, Annable took honest approaches to ‘Final Vision …

Scott Foley’s approach to acting starts the same way no matter the project. He believes it is his job to tell the most complete story possible through his performance. As in the case of the Investigation Discovery film “Final Vision,” which airs at 10 p.m. Sunday, Foley finds the script has most of what he needs but he continues to dig just a little deeper. 

What he found with the made-for-cable film is a script based on the true story of the longest-running criminal case in U.S. history. Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley) is a handsome, Ivy League-educated U.S. Army Green Beret doctor who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in 1970. The story is told through the eyes of best-selling author Joe McGinniss (Dave Annable), who was approached by MacDonald to write a book about his personal nightmare as he was about to go to

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Foley, Annable took honest approaches to ‘Final Vision’

Scott Foley’s approach to acting starts the same way no matter the project. He believes it is his job to tell the most complete story possible through his performance. As in the case of the Investigation Discovery film “Final Vision,” which airs at 10 p.m. Sunday, Foley finds the script has most of what he needs but he continues to dig just a little deeper. 

What he found with the made-for-cable film is a script based on the true story of the longest-running criminal case in U.S. history. Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley) is a handsome, Ivy League-educated U.S. Army Green Beret doctor who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in 1970. The story is told through the eyes of best-selling author Joe McGinniss (Dave Annable), who was approached by MacDonald to write a book about his personal nightmare as he was about to go to

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TV: Actors took honest approaches to ‘Final Vision’

Scott Foley’s approach to acting starts the same way, no matter the project. He believes it is his job to tell the most complete story possible through his performance. As in the case of the Investigation Discovery film “Final Vision,” Foley finds the script has most of what he needs, but he continues to dig just a little deeper.

What he found with the made-for-cable film is a script based on the true story of the longest-running criminal case in U.S. history. Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley) is a handsome, Ivy League-educated U.S. Army Green Beret doctor who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in 1970. The story is told through the eyes of best-selling author Joe McGinniss (Dave Annable), who was approached by

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ITV America signs deal with true crime guru – TBI Vision TBI Vision

Sharlene MartinITV America has signed an exclusive deal with literary manager and producer Sharlene Martin along with her agency Martin Literary Media Management, which represents crime writers.

The deal will allow for development for unscripted projects based on the literary works of Martin’s clients, such as Andy Caldwell whose book Room 1203: O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas Conviction was the basis for September’s ITV America/Martin collaboration, O.J.: Guilty in Vegas.

Ed Simpson, executive VP of business development and international at UK broascaster ITV’s American arm, said: “Sharlene represents some of the leading authors of our time whose thrilling stories of real life events remind us why the crime genre continues to fascinate readers and audiences alike.

Martin said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of the ITV America family and look forward to working with them to provide unique and compelling storytelling based on the clients’ books

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Sky Vision Commits to True Crime

Barnaby Shingleton, the director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision, talks to TV Real about the ongoing demand for crime-themed factual programming.

Chalk it up to morbid curiosity but there’s something fascinating about stories centered on illegal activity. These tales are even more intriguing—and terrifying—when they involve real-life crimes, including murder. As dark as the material is, true-crime TV programming continues to be an extremely popular genre and one that Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky, has had success with.

“Over the last couple of years Sky Vision has greatly expanded its true-crime catalog, reflecting the increased audience demand for this genre of programming,” says Barnaby Shingleton, the director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision. “There are close to 500 hours of [true-crime] content in Sky Vision’s catalog, from long-running series like I Knew My Murderer and It Takes a Killer (Bellum Entertainment) through to limited series

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CMJ teams with journalist Steve Miller on true crime series – TBI Vision

author_steve_millerCanada-based production company CMJ Productions has signed a development deal with veteran journalist and author Steve Miller to create and produce original true crime series.

Miller (left), author of eight books, including four true crime titles, has over 22 years as a street beat reporter, covering everything from murder and terrorism, to government malfeasance. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Beast and People Magazine and was honoured as an Edgar Award finalist for his 2011 book, Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender.

Commenting on the new partnership, CMJ Productions president Judith Beauchemin said: “CMJ is thrilled to be working with Steve to leverage his unique access and distinct POV and generate exciting true crime programming. With our expertise in crime-based TV and Steve’s probing perspective, we look forward to producing compelling, addictive and one-of-a-kind series for the international marketplace.”

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‘Fatal Vision’ doctor claims innocence in family’s slaying

FILE - In this March 1, 1995 file photo then Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald gestures at the federal correctional institution in Sheridan, Ore. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals heard arguments Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in the case of MacDonald, who inspired the book and television miniseries Fatal Vision. An attorney for the former Army surgeon convicted of killing his pregnant wife and their two daughters nearly 50 years ago says the man won't give up his fight to prove he is innocent. Photo: Shane Young, AP / Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Army surgeon who has always insisted he was wrongly convicted of slaughtering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters nearly 50 years ago won’t give up, even if his latest appeal fails to clear his name, his lawyer says.

Jeffrey MacDonald

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