Sean Smith

A screenwriter and creative executive, Sean moved to LA years ago and refuses to leave. He misses Al’s Bar, Hop Louie and the chickens of Echo Park. Sean is a graduate of Harvard, Stanford and USC’s School of Cinema-Television.

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COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 11

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning May 17. WEEK 11 (MAY 24-MAY 30)  The New York Times commemorated...

The Robert Durst Trial: The Adjournment

Crime Story has partnered with the Podcast giant Acast to host, distribute, and monetize our original podcast series, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. The groundbreaking series tells the stories presented in a murder trial as the trial is happening. Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst is available on all podcast players, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the Acast app. You can find all of the episodes here. On Friday, July 17, the opposing parties in the trial of Robert Durst for the murder of Susan Berman reconvene...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 10

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning May 17. WEEK 10 (May 17-23)  On Monday, May 18, President Donald...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 9

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning May 10. WEEK 9 (May 10-16)  On May 11, Georgia State Attorney...

The Robert Durst Trial: Mistrial Hearing

Today, we announced a partnership with the Podcast giant Acast to host, distribute, and monetize their original podcast series, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. The groundbreaking series will tell the stories presented in a murder trial as the trial is happening. Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst will be available on all podcast players, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the Acast app, starting Wednesday, July 15. You can listen to a trailer here. The trial in the People v. Robert Durst adjourned abruptly on Monday, March 16 at...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 8

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning May 3.  WEEK 8 (May 3-9)  On May 5, President Donald Trump...