Monthly Archives: July 2017

TV This Week, July 23-29: ’50 Years of Hitchcock’ and more

SUNDAY

A new installment of “The Nineties” revisits such decade-defining events as the 1992 L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. 6 p.m. CNN

Discovery Channel launches its annual “Shark Week” with the special “Great White Serial Killer,” then immediately proceeds to jump said shark with “Phelps vs. Shark,” in which Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps races against one of the fearsome ocean predators. 7 and 8 p.m. Discovery Channel

Realscreen » Archive » Exclusive clip: Berlinger on “Gone: The …

Joe Berlinger has spent the majority of his filmmaking career investigating the criminal justice system. But the veteran docmaker says that while he may be known as a director and producer professionally, he is a father first.

So when he came across a story in the news about the deaths and disappearances of six young women in southern Ohio, he wanted to investigate.

Berlinger’s findings will be unveiled in the forthcoming TV docuseries, Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohioan eight-hour program produced by RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company for Spike TV.

Many of the women who disappeared, Berlinger found out, were addicted to drugs or involved in prostitution. In the small town of Chillicothe, the families of the victims felt that no one was pursuing their cases because of their daughters’ supposed risky lifestyles.

“My entire focus on the criminal justice system has been about giving voice to the voiceless. Regardless of who you

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/07/21/exclusive-clip-berlinger-on-gone-the-forgotten-women-of-ohio/

Exclusive clip: Berlinger on “Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio”

Joe Berlinger has spent the majority of his filmmaking career investigating the criminal justice system. But the veteran docmaker says that while he may be known as a director and producer professionally, he is a father first.

So when he came across a story in the news about the deaths and disappearances of six young women in southern Ohio, he wanted to investigate.

Berlinger’s findings will be unveiled in the forthcoming TV docuseries, Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohioan eight-hour program produced by RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company for Spike TV.

Many of the women who disappeared, Berlinger found out, were addicted to drugs or involved in prostitution. In the small town of Chillicothe, the families of the victims felt that no one was pursuing their cases because of their daughters’ supposed risky lifestyles.

“My entire focus on the criminal justice system has been about giving voice to the voiceless. Regardless of who you

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/07/21/exclusive-clip-berlinger-on-gone-the-forgotten-women-of-ohio/

This Alabama murder will be featured Sunday on Investigation Discovery

The Audrey Marie Hilley murder case will be featured this weekend on Investigation Discovery. 

One of Alabama’s most notorious murder cases will be the subject of the Investigation Discovery series American Monster this weekend.

The series will profile the case of Audrey Marie Hilley and the murder of her husband Frank Hilley Sunday, July 23, at 8 p.m.

Among those interviewed for the program will be Mike Hilley, Frank and Marie’s son; Frank’s sister Freeda Burns; retired FBI Special Agent Wayne Manis, and journalist Mike Stedham.

Crews were in Anniston in December filming scenes for the episode. 

Hilley’s first husband Frank died in 1975 after a sudden, unexplained illness that was thought to be hepatitis. Three years later, her only daughter Carol began exhibiting similar symptoms. At the same time, Marie was arrested for passing bad checks.

Doctors at UAB

Read more at: http://www.al.com/news/anniston-gadsden/index.ssf/2017/07/this_alabama_murder_will_be_fe.html

I Survived Domestic Violence. Now I’m Drawn to True Crime Podcasts.

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Andrea Kalfas

It’s hard for me to talk about the first 22 years of my life — not because I’m uncomfortable with my past, but because it’s not the sort of thing most people want to hear about. The multiple sexual assaults and domestic violence, the drugs I used to numb myself to my reality (I’ve been clean, should you wonder, for well over a decade), the number of times I got within a hair

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/opinion/i-survived-domestic-violence-now-i-love-true-crime-podcasts.html

Investigation Discovery now filming ‘Crime’ in St. George

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Investigation Discovery is bringing it back to 1950 — and using Staten Island to do it. 

The Ambassador Apartment Building in St. George serves as backdrop to the upcoming fifth season of the the I.D. network’s docu-series, “A Crime to Remember.” Cast and crew began filming at 5 a.m. Tuesday outside the building, which dates back to 1932. 

Crew blocked off the right-hand side of Fort Hill Circle, and the area in front of the building on Daniel Low Terrace, to make way for three vintage cars — one of them being a old-fashioned police car.

The area around and rooms inside Ambassador Apartments — including an alleyway behind the building and Fort Hill Circle — were used to film reenactments of historic crime on Tuesday. Sources couldn’t say if any local actors would be featured on the show but producers are attracted to the “old look” of the St. George area. 

The crew is set to

Read more at: http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/07/discovery_channel_films_in_st.html

Discovery Channel now filming ‘Crime’ in St. George

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Discovery Channel is bringing it back to 1950 — and using Staten Island to do it. 

The Ambassador Apartment Building in St. George serves as backdrop to the upcoming fifth season of the the network’s docu-series, “A Crime to Remember.” Cast and crew began filming at 5 a.m. Tuesday outside the building, which dates back to 1932. 

Crew blocked off the right-hand side of Fort Hill Circle, and the area in front of the building on Daniel Low Terrace, to make way for three vintage cars — one of them being a old-fashioned police car.

The area around and rooms inside Ambassador Apartments — including an alleyway behind the building and Fort Hill Circle — were used to film reenactments of historic crime on Tuesday. Sources couldn’t say if any local actors would be featured on the show but producers are attracted to the “old look” of the St. George area. 

The crew is set to

Read more at: http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/07/discovery_channel_films_in_st.html

Review: ‘King John’ at 4615 Theatre Company

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Scandals, sibling rivalry, adultery and divorces represented daily living for England’s royal Plantagenet family, which held the dynastic reigns of power from approximately 1120 to 1490. The Plantagenets provided enough drama for two playwrights: William Shakespeare, who wrote The Life and Death of King John, and James Goldman who wrote The Lion in Winter. Under the marketing banner “One Family, Two Playwrights”, 4615 Theatre Company is playing both shows in repertory with Jordan Friend as director. The focus of this review, King John, is a potpourri of pumping rock music, rollicking rumbles, dazzling light schemes, and potent performances.

John Burghardt, Seth Rosenke, and Brendan McMahon in King John. Photo by Anne Donnelly.

Somewhat of a sequel to The Lion in Winter, the 400-years-older King John followed the trials and challenges of England’s King John (the one who signed the

Read more at: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/07/17/review-king-john-4615-theatre-company/