Kary Antholis

Kary Antholis founded Crime Story Media, LLC in July 2019, after retiring as President of Miniseries and Cinemax Programming at HBO. For full biography, see Publisher Biography link.

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Durst Developments Set Against the Quixotic Quest for Fairness in the Legal Process (Week 23)

Welcome to our weekly review of the events at crimestory.com. This week at Crime Story we presented an exclusive and insightful look into the criminal legal process through the eyes of a long-serving public defender. We also continued our in-depth coverage of two ongoing Los Angeles stories: the pre-trial developments in the People vs. Robert Durst, and a debate of the issues in the upcoming election for LA District Attorney. There is a stark contrast between the bottomless resources expended on the Durst trial and the quixotic quest by two DA candidates and a...

Jury Duty – Podcast Series – Ep. 4 – All Things Robert Durst

This is the fourth episode of Jury Duty, a weekly podcast forum for the discussion of crime and justice storytelling, news and narrative analysis presented by Crime Story Media.  This episode features a discussion between yours truly, Crime Story, Publisher/Editor Kary Antholis and Crime Story Editor at-large Sean Smith, focused primarily on our coverage of the pre-trial hearings in the prosecution of Robert Durst for the murder of Susan Berman. Durst's trial is scheduled to begin in early March.

A Big Scoop in the Durst Trial, Gang Enhancements in the DA Debate and a Preview Podcast for 2020  (Week 22)

Welcome to our weekly review of the events at crimestory.com. Crime Story hit the ground running this first full week of the new year. We continued our coverage of two ongoing Los Angeles stories: the pre-trial developments in the People vs. Robert Durst, and the debate of the issues in the upcoming election for LA District Attorney. We began the week with Tim Kontje’s piece contemplating the way a jury processes the limited information that gets through the admissibility screening process. In Rose Colored Glasses in the Litter Box...

Crime Story Scoop: Robert Durst Admits “Killed Them All” Recording is “True and Accurate”

Robert Durst has - for the first time - acknowledged that certain audio recordings made by the producers of the HBO documentary series The Jinx are “true and accurate,” including the now infamous recording of Durst muttering to himself, “Killed them all, of course.” The defense’s acknowledgement came to light in an examination by Crime Story reporters of stipulation documents filed jointly by defense and prosecuting attorneys as part of pre-trial motions on December 10, 2019. Durst’s trial for the murder of Susan Berman is scheduled to begin in March.

Jury Duty – New Podcast Series – Ep. 3 – Paul Butler on AG Barr’s Instrumentalism and a 2020 Preview

This is the third episode of Jury Duty, a new weekly podcast forum for the discussion of crime and justice storytelling, news and narrative analysis presented by Crime Story Media.  This episode features a discussion between yours truly, Crime Story, Publisher/Editor Kary Antholis and Crime Story Consulting Editor, and Georgetown Law Professor, Paul Butler.  Before the conversation, we re-present Butler’s reading of his recent opinion piece for Crime Story about a fatal flaw in the film Queen & Slim that feeds a myth promoted by right wing...

Big News in the Robert Durst Trial and the 12 Days of Crime Story (Weeks 20 & 21)

Happy New Year! Welcome to an abbreviated version of our weekly review of the events at crimestory.com. We will resume with a full newsletter review of Crime Story events on January 11. But I wanted to offer a quick review of what we presented over the Holiday break. On New Years Eve, we called attention to a New York Times Story reporting that lawyers for Robert Durst (whose story was told in the HBO documentary series The Jinx) acknowledged in court documents that Mr. Durst was the author of a note directing the Beverly...