Trial by Media
Original Documentary Series
On Netflix: May 11, 2020
A Supper Club Production in Association with Smokehouse Pictures
Executive Producers: Jeffrey Toobin; journalist, author and Court TV founder Steven Brill; Smokehouse Pictures’ George Clooney and Grant Heslov; and Supper Club’s Brian McGinn, Jason Sterman and David Gelb.
In our modern media landscape where real courtroom dramas have increasingly been transformed into a form of entertainment, the Netflix documentary series Trial by Media reflects on some of the most dramatic and memorable trials in recent history. Since televised coverage introduced a new emphasis on creative storytelling and showmanship into the legal system, the courtroom has never been the same. Over six compelling parts, Trial by Media explores the many ways in which the press have contributed to reshaping public perception about guilt or innocence before, during or after a trial. The series features cases reaching across different areas of the law including the unforgettable Jenny Jones made-for-Court TV murder trials, the sensational story of Rod Blagojevich’s political fall, and the case of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 41 times by police in New York City.
Episodes and Directors Include:
EPISODE ONE: TALK SHOW MURDER Case:
The Jenny Jones Show Case
Directed by: Peabody Award® winner Tony Yacenda (American Vandal)
EPISODE 2: SUBWAY VIGILANTE Case:
The People of the State of New York v. Bernhard GoetzDirected by: Skye Borgman (Abducted in Plain Sight)
EPISODE 3: 41 SHOTS Case:
Directed by: Sundance Documentary Directing Prize Winner Garrett Bradley (Time)
EPISODE 4: KING RICHARD Case:
United States of America v. Richard M Scrushy
Directed by: Emmy Award® nominee Brian McGinn (Amanda Knox)
EPISODE 5: BIG DAN’S Case:
Big Dan’s Tavern
Directed by: Sierra Pettengill (The Reagan Show)
EPISODE 6: BLAGO! Case:
Directed by: Academy Award® nominee Yance Ford (Strong Island)
For more details head on over to this link: www.netflix.com/TrialbyMedia
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.