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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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