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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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