How ‘Deadline’ came to be

I shot a couple of short interviews with Curt Hahn and Hunter Atkins of the movie “Deadline,” which had its first private screening on Sept. 15, 2011 at the Associated Press Media Editors Conference in Denver. The movie is based on a true story and adapted from a novel, Grievances, by Mark Ethridge, former managing editor of the Charlotte Observer.

It’s a cold case tale featuring investigative journalists. Some of it was filmed in the newsroom of The Tennesseean.

The real story involved a Charlotte Observer investigation of an unsolved murder in South Carolina. In the movie, the location has been moved to a Nashville newspaper and a small town in Alabama because the movie production company is based in Nashville.

Look for it in your town next year.

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