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CNN partners with Gibney, Redford for “Death Row Stories”

U.S. cable network CNN is to premiere an eight-part factual series entitled Death Row Stories, coproduced by Sundance Productions and Jigsaw Productions, in March.
January 13, 2014

U.S. cable network CNN is to premiere an eight-part factual series entitled Death Row Stories, coproduced by Sundance Productions and Jigsaw Productions, in March.

Announced during the winter Television Critics’ Association (TCA) tour, Death Row Stories will focus on capital murder cases, and is narrated by actor Susan Sarandon.

It will be exec produced by Sundance Productions co-founders Robert Redford (pictured above, right) and Laura Michalchyshyn, and Jigsaw Productions execs Alex Gibney (left), Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman and Brad Hebert.

Death Row Stories debuts on March 9, with its first episode will focus on Edward Lee Elmore, who was charged with the murder of a wealthy woman in 1982.

The news marks a continued collaborations between the network and both production companies, with CNN and Sundance Productions partnering on Chicagoland, and the network working with Jigsaw on an as-yet-undisclosed feature-length movie via CNN Films.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with this award-winning team of filmmakers on such a powerful and thought-provoking series – and to bring a second extraordinary series from the Sundance Productions team to CNN,” said CNN president Jeff Zucker at the TCAs.

“This series is about the search for justice and truth – we are pleased to be working with Alex Gibney to tell these important stories and give a voice to these cases,” added Redford.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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