GRB Entertainment announced it is featuring controversial factual crime documentary Nelson Serrano: I’m Innocent at MIPDoc and MIPTV, with its award-winning filmmaker coming to Cannes. Ecuadorian Journalist Filmmaker Jeanette Hinostroza will be a featured speaker at the Documentary Campus-produced MIPDoc panel “True Crime: What’s the Buzz” on Saturday, April 2.
Nelson Serrano: I’m Innocent is a compelling doc telling the story of Nelson Serrano, an immigrant businessman, who is currently on Death Row in Florida. Serrano was illegally taken from his home in Ecuador to face a corrupt trial in Florida where he was convicted of murdering four people. Now Serrano, his family, and his lawyers seek to prove his innocence for a crime he could not have committed. Several facts and DNA are questionable, with alleged evidence tampering, all making for a fascinating study into the American justice system. Murder, bribery, false evidence, deception – all are key components in the story. Will Serrano clear his name? Or will the abuse and medical negligence he has suffered in prison kill him first while the true killer remains out there – somewhere?
“GRB Entertainment is known worldwide for its provocative programming and we are thrilled that award-winning filmmaker Jeanette Hinostroza will be joining us at MIPDoc to help promote her very important film, which GRB is honored to distribute. As the profound success of Netflix’s Making a Murderer proves, true life crime programming is a hot topic and with increasing audience appetites for factual justice programming, we expect the film to reach many of our broadcast partners,” said Mike Lolato, SVP, International Distribution, GRB Entertainment.
“I am very pleased to partner with GRB and MIPDoc to help share the incredible story of injustice that Nelson Serrano has been dealt. We hope with the increasing media attention on his story, that he and other innocent people’s voices will be heard. I thank MIPDoc and the Documentary Campus for inviting me to speak and look forward to meeting many great filmmakers from around the world,” said Jeanette Hinostroza, Journalist and Filmmaker.
MIPDoc is the leading factual co-production, screenings and conference event based in Cannes, France. Documentary Campus is one of Europe’s most renowned professional training initiatives. For MIPDoc 2016, Documentary Campus designs a conference programme of six film industry workshops and panels focusing on production and distribution of factual.
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