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How Conde Nast is making feature films and TV pay off

On Oct. 20, “Only the Brave,” a film starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges, premiered to rave reviews. The movie, based on a GQ article from 2013 titled “No Exit,” tells the harrowing story of a group of Arizona firefighters who perished battling the Yarnell Hill fire that year. Whereas in the past, film studios would buy the rights to articles in Condé Nast publications from the writers and turn them into hits — the Academy Award-winning “Argo,” adapted from a Wired article, is a famous recent example — Condé Nast is now making money off of such adaptations.

Today, Condé Nast’s 6-year-old entertainment video division has 35 feature film and 30 TV projects in development and production, the company said. This includes upcoming feature films “The Old Man and the Gun,” starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck; and “King of the Jungle,” starring Johnny Depp; as well as

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Javi Marroquin from ‘Teen Mom 2’ now making money via Instagram

Javi Marroquin from “#Teen Mom 2” may not be filming the show as much as before because he is now divorced from Kailyn Lowry. Kailyn is one of the original “Teen Mom 2” stars and she is filming the show as she’s going through her third pregnancy by third man. While her storyline has completely changed over the past year, it sounds like Javi was left out in the cold when it comes to the show.

As fans of the show know, Javi is spending his time with his friends, trying to understand how his ex-wife got pregnant just one month after they finalized their divorce. Of course, Lowry has explained that she got pregnant because her doctors told her she couldn’t have any more children and if she wanted to have a baby, the time would be now.

Kailyn decided to pursue the pregnancy even though she

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Has Netflix Found Its Next Making a Murderer?

Once upon a time, Making a Murderer’s intense focus on a fishy-seeming murder case—one that invited viewers to serve as both judge and jury—led scores of people to compare the show to Serial, the hit podcast generally credited with spurring the recent true-crime revival. Now, though, the Netflix series’s own success—and the long gap between its first season and its second, which still hasn’t premiered—has left fans and commentators hungry for another show to compare to Making a Murderer itself. Was Netflix’s Amanda Knox documentary the next Making a Murderer? (No, it was a one-off movie.) What about Discovery Channel’s Killing Fields? (Nah, reviews were mixed, and it never really captured the zeitgeist.) Will an upcoming adaptation of The Von Bulow Affair do the trick? (Maybe, though if it’s airing on Investigation Discovery, probably not.)

It’s possible, of course, that there is no “next” Making a Murderer.

Read more at: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/04/netflix-making-a-murderer-the-keepers-sister-cathy-murder

Has Netflix Found Its Next Making a Murderer

Once upon a time, Making a Murderer’s intense focus on a fishy-seeming murder case—one that invited viewers to serve as both judge and jury—led scores of people to compare the show to Serial, the hit podcast generally credited with spurring the recent true-crime revival. Now, though, the Netflix series’s own success—and the long gap between its first season and its second, which still hasn’t premiered—has left fans and commentators hungry for another show to compare to Making a Murderer itself. Was Netflix’s Amanda Knox documentary the next Making a Murderer? (No, it was a one-off movie.) What about Discovery Channel’s Killing Fields? (Nah, reviews were mixed, and it never really captured the zeitgeist.) Will an upcoming adaptation of The Von Bulow Affair do the trick? (Maybe, though if it’s airing on Investigation Discovery, probably not.)

It’s possible, of course, that there is no “next” Making a Murderer.

Read more at: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/04/netflix-making-a-murderer-the-keepers-sister-cathy-murder

Making a Killing: The Primal Allure of Murder and Scandal

How can a network sustain itself on murder alone? Scott A. Bonn, an associate professor of Criminology at Drew University, argues that murder, specifically serial murders, trigger in us the primal thrill of fear. And watching programs about serial murders on ID allows us to tap into the fear of death in a controlled context. We know the crimes will get resolved. We know the murderer will be found. There is no danger and no real risk. It’s the same sort of Skinner box of fearful pleasure you get from playing The Evil Within or watching The Exorcist too late at night. A momentary rush of adrenaline in response to a perceived, but not actual, threat.

Basic cable thrills are only half of the draw. As The Cut’s Megan

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‘Killing Fields’ Spoilers: Rodie & Aubrey Making An Arrest Soon For Either Curtis Smith Or Eugenie Boisfontaine Case …

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They’ve been chasing the people behind some chilling murders that never got closure in Iberville Parish, but finally, Kiling Fields’ Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St, Angelo may be able to put one of their cases to rest and make an arrest.

In a clip for the Feb. 14 episode, the Detectives will finally have a warrant to arrest Tommy Francise for Curtis ‘Cochise’ Smith’s death, after, according to Entertainment Tonight, they are also able to connect him to another 15-year-old cold case, the death of informant George Barrett.

Now, after waiting for a long time to get Francise behind bars for his crimes, Rodie may finally be seeing himself able to close some of his cases and put the right man in jail.

“All of these years, I’ve dreamed of this day,” he says in the clip.

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‘Making a Murderer’: Steven Avery’s Lawyer Files Motion for New DNA Tests

The lawyer representing “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery has filed a motion demanding physical evidence from the murder of Teresa Halbach for further scientific testing that she claims didn’t exist during the trial.

On Friday, Kathleen Zellner hand-delivered the motion at the Manitowoc Circuit Court, a spokesperson for the Midwest Innocence Project told TheWrap. In the filing, Zellner revealed that “Mr. Avery has already completed a series of tests that will conclusively establish his innocence” and that she intends to reveal the identity of an alternate suspect once she has the test results.

Avery’s lawyers called the proposed analyses “the most comprehensive, thorough and advanced forensic testing ever requested by a criminal defendant in the State of Wisconsin.”

In the 45-page motion, Avery asks for “post-conviction testing of physical evidence,” adding that “considerable progress has been made in forensic DNA methods, procedures

Read more at: http://www.thewrap.com/making-a-murderer-steven-avery-evidence-request/

‘Making A Murderer’ Really Sugarcoated Steven Avery’s Animal Cruelty Case: Find Out The Awful Details

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It seems like ever since the release of Making a Murderer in the middle of December, we’ve been looking for something to fill the true crime obsession-shaped hole in our hearts. Earlier this month, Investigation Discovery and Dateline promised to fill that hole by cranking out two follow-up documentaries that aired this weekend. So how was Investigation Discovery’s much-discussed Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty? Let’s just say, if you’ve been closely following the case, you’re going to be disappointed.

Netflix’s Making a Murderer follows the trials and imprisonment of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin native. Avery was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in 1985 and spent the next 18 years in prison. Shortly after DNA evidence exonerated him, Avery became the main suspect in

Read more at: http://decider.com/2016/01/31/making-a-murder-investigation-discovery-special/