Michael Angeli to Serve as Showrunner for the 8-Part Series
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strong Studios, Inc. (“Strong Studios”) (Safehaven, Flagrant, Inside the Black Box), a subsidiary of and the original content production and distribution arm of Strong Global Entertainment, Inc., (NYSE American: SGE), continues to build its portfolio with the development of a new true crime drama series, “Hall Mills Murders,” based on the 1922 case that captured the nation, flooded the tabloids and began America’s obsession with true crime.
On an early September morning, two dead bodies are discovered in the serene NJ countryside. Identified as the town’s married priest, Edward Wheeler Hall, and his mistress, Eleanor Mills, the bodies are arranged as if the couple were nestled in each other’s arms. Upon closer look, the pair had been brutally murdered and salacious love notes are torn and scattered at their feet. The mystery of their deaths whips the press into a frenzy, threatens to destroy one of the world’s wealthiest families, and sends a “down on his luck” reporter on a chase to break the story of a lifetime.
Peabody Award-winning writer, Michael Angeli (Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The 100), sets to serve as showrunner and executive producer for “Hall Mills Murders,” an eight, one-hour episodic series. “Hall Mills Murders” will also be executive produced by Toni Ann Marcolini (Attorney, Professor, Podcast Creator/Host of “It May Interest You to Know”), Strong Studios’ CEO David Ozer and Strong Studios’ EVP of production and development Scott Weinstock. Strong Studios will begin discussions with potential media partners shortly.
“We are thrilled to announce that the ‘Hall Mills Murders’ project will allow Strong Studios to significantly ramp up our production pipeline,” stated Mr. Ozer. “This sordid story and murder trial led to a three-ring media circus that is recognized to this day as the first of its kind in America to saturate news coverage on a daily basis. We know audiences are fascinated by true crime, and given this is the story that started it all, we have no doubt it will generate interest among broadcasters and streamers, and most definitely with audiences when we premiere.”
Mr. Angeli added: “There are so many sensational aspects to this story, from the scandalous affair, to the tabloid coverage and the host of colorful characters under investigation -- all of the elements needed to deliver a truly captivating series.”
About Strong Studios
Strong Studios, headquartered in New York, NY, is a subsidiary of Strong Global Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE American: SGE). Strong Studios develops and produces original feature films and television series, as well as acquires third party rights to content for global multi-platform distribution. The studio launched in March 2022 with the production of the supernatural thriller series “Safehaven.” Strong Studios is currently developing “Flagrant,” with Michael Rapaport, “Shadows in the Vineyard,” a limited true crime drama starring Judith Light and Noah Wyle, the drama series, “Heartbeat,” co-created by legendary DJ couple Kiss and M.O.S. and the feature film, “The Tank Job.”
About Strong Global Entertainment, Inc.
Strong Global Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) is a leader in the entertainment industry, providing mission critical products and services to cinema exhibitors and entertainment venues for over 80 years. The Company manufactures and distributes premium large format projection screens, provides comprehensive managed services, technical support and related products and services primarily to cinema exhibitors, theme parks, educational institutions, and similar venues. In addition to traditional projection screens, the Company manufactures and distributes its Eclipse curvilinear screens, which are specially designed for theme parks, immersive exhibitions, as well as simulation applications. It also provides maintenance, repair, installation, network support services and other services to cinema operators, primarily in the United States. The Company also owns Strong Studios, which develops and produces original feature films and television series.
About FG Group Holdings Inc.
FG Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: FGH) is a diversified holding company with operations and investments across a broad range of industries. The Company has a majority ownership in Strong Global Entertainment, (NYSE American: SGE), which includes STRONG/MDI Screen Systems (www.strongmdi.com), the leading premium screen and projection coatings supplier in the world and Strong Technical Services (www.strong-tech.com), which provides comprehensive managed service offerings with 24/7/365 support nationwide to ensure solution uptime and availability. FG Group Holdings also holds equity stakes in GreenFirst Forest Products Inc., Firefly Systems, Inc., and FG Financial Group, Inc., as well as real estate through its Digital Ignition operating business.
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