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Making a Murderer to get follow-up series on Netflix

Netflix phenomenon Making a Murderer is set to get a follow-up series that will explore a different side to the Stephen Avery case.

The first series focused on the murder of Teresa Halbach and tried to uncover whether Steven Avery, who had been convicted for the crime, was really guilty.

The follow-up series Convicting a Murderer will look at district attorney Ken Kratz and other police officers on the ‘law enforcement side of the story’.

In a statement, creator Shawn Rech said that it will ‘take a broader perspective’ on the case.

“When Making a Murderer was produced, many on the law enforcement side of the story could not, or would not, participate in the series, which resulted in a one-sided analysis of the case.

“This docu-series will examine the case and the allegations of police wrongdoing from a broader perspective.

 “It will also share with viewers the traumatic effects of

Read more at: https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/making-a-murderer-to-get-followup-series-on-netflix-a3774431.html

Production Begins On ‘Making A Murderer’ Sequel Series

Production has begun on “Convicting a Murderer,” which is a followup series to Netflix’s smash hit “Making a Murderer.”

Deadline reported the following:

Production has begun on Convicting a Murderer, described as a follow-up to Netflix’s Emmy-nominated docuseries Making a Murderer, from documentary filmmaker Shawn Rech (A Murder In The Park).

Producers say Convicting A Murderer will investigate the controversial case built by the State of Wisconsin against Steven Avery for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, in which police were accused of tampering with crime scenes and planting evidence to manipulate the investigation and implicate Avery of the murder. Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey are currently serving life sentences.

Rech will work with District Attorney Ken Kratz, Lead Investigator Tom Fassbender, and other major players in State v. Avery on the docuseries.

This should be incredible. The major criticism against the original series is that it was extremely biased against law enforcement, and was pretty

Read more at: http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/22/convicting-a-murderer-making-a-murderer-sequel/

Production Begins on Netflix’s MAKING A MURDERER Follow Up Series CONVICTING A MURDERER

Production Begins on Netflix's MAKING A MURDERER Follow Up Series CONVICTING A MURDERER

Production began today on ‘Convicting A Murderer’, a follow-up to Netflix’s sensational 2015 documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Shawn Rech (A MURDER IN THE PARK) will direct the 8-episode series. ‘Convicting’ is being produced by Rech and his partner, Chicago Attorney Andrew Hale, as part of his Cleveland-based Transition Studios, which secured independent financing and is currently shopping the series.

‘Convicting A Murderer’ will investigate the controversial case built by the State of Wisconsin against Steven Avery for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, in which police were accused of tampering with crime scenes and planting evidence to manipulate the investigation and implicate Avery of the murder. Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey are currently serving life sentences.

Shawn Rech, who has creative control over the series, has exclusive, unprecedented access to

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Production-Begins-on-Netflixs-MAKING-A-MURDERER-Follow-Up-Series-CONVICTING-A-MURDERER-20180222

Exoneree kicks off speaker series on the death penalty, race, and innocence

Armstrong called the audience to give Newman a standing ovation, giving her thanks for the freedom he has today and her work to prove the innocence of the wrongfully convicted. The admiration was mutual as Newman praised Armstrong for his work as an instructor and mentor in the prison during the nearly 18 years he served. 

“And to me, that’s the name of the game,” Armstrong said. “To make a difference.”

Frank Baumgartner, a political science professor, began the speaker series in 2010, with this year being the fourth installment. Baumgartner first brought the event to his POLI 203 class: Race, Innocence, and the End of the Death Penalty. Due to the small class size at the time, he decided it was not cost effective, and opened it up to the public and his students. This extension of his class to the public is part of an effort to allow the speakers

Read more at: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/02/race-innocence-0212

Riverdale’s Sabrina spinoff series casts Jaz Sinclair

Netflix has just locked in Sabrina’s right-hand gal. 

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Easy actress Jaz Sinclair has been cast in the streaming site’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch-centered Riverdale spinoff series. 

Sinclair will play Rosalind Walker, the best friend of Sabrina, played by Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka. Rosalind has been described as “brash, empowered, and outspoken,” and is the daughter of Greendale’s minister. 

A reimagining of the comic book character Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the project is said to be a blend of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, and takes a dark approach to the typical coming-of-age story as it focuses on “horror, the occult, and witchcraft.” Viewers will follow Shipka’s Sabrina as she struggles to make sense of her half-witch, half-mortal identity, all while combating deadly evils and unknown spirits that threaten to seep out of the shadow of the night and destroy her, her family, and the rest of the human world.

Read more at: http://www.looper.com/108402/riverdales-sabrina-spinoff-series-casts-jaz-sinclair/

Got braces or pimples? Netflix series filming in Portland wants you …

The Portland filming boom continues, as the second season of the Netflix hit series “American Vandal” is preparing to start shooting in the Rose City. And again, extras are needed.

Adam Rosko is handling local background casting for Season 2 of “American Vandal,” and according to the press release, all types are needed: “Everyone may apply! All types, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities to reflect a real high-school look: braces, pimples, and all.”

The first season of “American Vandal,” a critically praised satire of true-crime docuseries (think of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”) is streaming on Netflix. The first season was also set in a high school and focused on the student sleuths trying to uncover a mystery — who painted the images of penises on cars belonging to the high school faculty?

Created by Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, who were joined by showrunner Dan Lagana, “American Vandal” has been praised as

Read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2018/01/got_braces_or_pimples_netflix.html

Got braces or pimples? Netflix series filming in Portland wants you

The Portland filming boom continues, as the second season of the Netflix hit series “American Vandal” is preparing to start shooting in the Rose City. And again, extras are needed.

Adam Rosko is handling local background casting for Season 2 of “American Vandal,” and according to the press release, all types are needed: “Everyone may apply! All types, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities to reflect a real high-school look: braces, pimples, and all.”

The first season of “American Vandal,” a critically praised satire of true-crime docuseries (think of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”) is streaming on Netflix. The first season was also set in a high school and focused on the student sleuths trying to uncover a mystery — who painted the images of penises on cars belonging to the high school faculty?

Created by Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, who were joined by showrunner Dan Lagana, “American Vandal” has been praised as

Read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2018/01/got_braces_or_pimples_netflix.html

Suspect arrested in series of break-ins

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) UPDATE (1/26/18):

The Harrisonburg Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection to a series of break-ins that occurred Wednesday evening.

Bryan D. Royal, 41, of Harrisonburg is charged with Breaking and Entering (residential), larceny of a credit card, credit card fraud, and giving false I.D. to law enforcement. He was apprehended Thursday morning.

HPD said investigative work by various units resulted in the arrest.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD) says four separate break-ins occurred on the evening of January 24th 2018. There were four separate incidents that occurred in a short period of time, and all have occurred on the west side of Harrisonburg.

Around 4:00 P.M. HPD received a report of a stolen credit card being used at business on Waterman Drive. The card was reportedly stolen from an apartment on Chicago Avenue earlier in

Read more at: http://www.whsv.com/content/news/HPD-Warns-Residents-of-Recent-Break-Ins-471036153.html

‘Final Appeal,’ A New True Crime Investigative Series, Examines Potential Wrongful Convictions

Brian Banks spent half a decade behind bars because of a wrongful conviction. Now he’s trying to help others who might be suffering the same fate. Banks and former Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office prosecutor Loni Coombs are the stars of Oxygen network’s Final Appeal, which will wrap up its four-episode first season on Sunday.

“I can give voice to people who, for the entire time they’ve been in prison, felt that they’ve had no voice,” Banks told Newsweek. “And I know that because I’ve been that person in prison who felt voiceless. I’ve screamed, I’ve pled, I’ve cried, I’ve  begged. It falls on deaf ears once those bars have been slammed in front of you… your voice becomes mute.”

In 2002, Banks was a top high school football prospect when he was falsely accused of rape. Faced with up to 41 years in prison, he was advised to take a plea deal and spent five years behind bars.

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/final-appeal-new-true-crime-investigative-series-wrongful-convictions-785988

Netflix to Run Vox Entertainment Series Explaining ‘Big Questions of Today’

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January 19, 2018 3:54 pm

Vox Entertainment is creating a documentary series about a range of topics set to air on the Netflix streaming

Read more at: http://freebeacon.com/culture/netflix-release-documentary-series-vox-big-questions/