additional episode greenlit due to progress with BERLINGER'S real-life investigation OF RICHARD GLOSSIP

"The new installment will pick up where the series leaves off, with the first four episodes of Killing Richard Glossip having premiered exclusively on ID in a two-day event starting April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT."

"With our cameras capturing both the work of Glossip's legal team as well as our own investigation, we have documented several important new discoveries and leads that are critical to Richard Glossip's legal case," said Berlinger. "As the clock ticks down to what could be the final days of Glossip's life, we are gratified that ID will air a fifth episode later this spring to give viewers - and the State of Oklahoma - the latest developments on this ever-evolving case, and to provide deeper exploration into some of the leads uncovered in the first four episodes, in order to help prevent a tragic miscarriage of justice."

Lots of buzz for launch of Berlinger's 4 part series Killing Richard Glossip

Joe Berlinger speaks on MSNBC Live about Arkansas's halted execution plans and the importance, now more than ever, of brining just to Glossip's case:

WNYC's The Takeaway hosts Joe Berlinger and his documentary, which "sheds new light on death row case." 

“Documentaries can demonstrate problems that authorities will then take notice of and do something about,” Berlinger tells Fast Company. “Sometimes, they also bring private citizens into the action who want to help and donate money and take charge, which is what happened with Paradise Lost.”

"Director Joe Berlinger believes personal liberty is a fundamental American value."

"Lawyers for the US state of Arkansas have vowed to overturn court orders prevents an unprecedented series of executions this week." Joe Berlinger speaks with Sky News about the latest.

“I think why it’s so important to get a story like this out is you have a power system in place with politics and money feeding it, and they have their way with human beings,” Sister Helen Prejean, long-time death penalty advocate, exclaims.

Tribeca Fest Coal Doc ‘From The Ashes’ (with EP Joe Berlinger) Picked Up by National Geographic

"From the Ashes is produced by RadicalMedia and Sidney Beaumont, and executive produced by Joe Berlinger, as well as Jon Kamen, Katherine Oliver and Justin Wilkes, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. National Geographic Documentary Films plans a limited theatrical release this summer, and the film will air globally on National Geographic later in 2017."

"The film explores the reality of coal's role in climate change while offering insight into solutions that could help revive the struggling economies of dying mining towns and still safeguard the environment." (National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe)


Is the state of Oklahoma about to execute an innocent man? That chilling question is at the heart of this all-new real-time documentary series, created and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger, who has dedicated his career to exposing abuses in the criminal justice system. 

"In Killing Richard Glossip, Berlinger said he’s not pushing anti-death penalty views, but thinks the case is deeply troubling because he doesn’t believe Glossip had due process."

"The main aim of a cause-focused documentary is to raise awareness and generate support. Sometimes, however, they can do a lot more than that. They can change viewer’s minds, prolong investigations, and sometimes even smoke out a credible witness who never came forward."

KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, a world premiere two-night event, kicks off Monday, April 17 at 9/8c exclusively on ID, with the network offering a special sneak peek of the premiere episode for free on ID GO starting on Monday, April 10th. 

BuzzFeed Teams Up with EP Joe Berlinger & NBCU's Wilshire Studios to Develop True-Crime TV Series

"The series will be inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News senior national reporter Katie J.M. Baker, who reported on the still-unsolved death of Jessica Chambers, who was set on fire in December 2014."

"For BuzzFeed, meanwhile, the deal with NBCUniversal brings in [...] the kind of network power that can bring in directors like Joe Berlinger, and can help the shows that are produced get a much wider viewing. That will help BuzzFeed as it prepares for a potential IPO next year."

“Jessica’s heartbreaking story continues to spark tremendous public interest largely due to the groundbreaking reporting by BuzzFeed News. We look forward to re-examining this very gruesome and controversial murder through Joe Berlinger’s creative lens, and bring to life his unparalleled vision in the true crime documentary genre.” (Dawn Olmstead, executive vice president, development, Wilshire Studios)

"The opportunity to partner with Wilshire Studios and Buzzfeed with the goal of digging into the case and hopefully providing some answers for the family and community still struggling in its aftermath is the reason I got into this business.” (Joe Berlinger)

Berlinger's "Hank: Five Years from the Brink" Listed As Top 5 Docs About Money on Netflix by Business Insider

"Directed by Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost TrilogySome Kind of Monster), the film features both Paulson and his wife Wendy, presenting a compelling portrait what it’s like to balance leadership and a marriage under inconceivable pressure."

Joe Berlinger and Discovery ID Announce March Premiere of New Crime Docuseries, "Killing Richard Glossip"

"The two-part docuseries will trace Glossip’s journey through the criminal justice system by offering unprecedented access to the re-investigation into his case, and exclusive interviews with Glossip and Sneed. Also interviewed are Susan Sarandon, Richard Branson, and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, as well as leading detectives and attorneys on both sides of the case."

“Even if you think Richard Glossip might be guilty, his three separate trips to the execution chamber is reason enough to deeply question the sanity of the death penalty,” [said] Berlinger.

"Now, with cameras following Glossip's case during what could be the final days of his life, KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP tells this haunting story - that of a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with. KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, a world premiere two-night event, kicks off Sunday, March 5 at 9/8c exclusively on ID."

Commemorating 'Paradise Lost' and its Mark on True Crime 20 Years Later

"After it aired on HBO in June 1996, Paradise Lost became one of the most catalytic documentaries ever produced. It presented the story objectively, showing the trial and reactions from the victims' family members, allowing viewers to make up their own minds about what happened. And it subsequently inspired a movement among viewers who concluded that the accused – who went on to become known as the West Memphis Three – had, in fact, been wrongly convicted."

True Crime Documentary Pioneer Joe Berlinger to Direct new Sundance TV Docu-Series, "In Cold Blood Revisited"

“Joe Berlinger has created a framework to explore this story that has as much to do with the cultural impact of the crime as it does the crime itself. It was not just a family and a community that was ripped apart, it was a seminal moment in post-war America that set the tone for what was to come.” (Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV) 

“I have long been obsessed with Capote’s genre-busting masterwork, but even more fascinated by the underlying crime and its impact on the American psyche.” (Joe Berlinger, who has been developing the project with AMC Studios for more than a year.) 

"The series, produced and directed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, will present a 360-degree view and re-examination of the crime and subsequent events."

Award-Winning Filmmaker Joe Berlinger to Join IDA Board of Directors

"The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today that award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger will join its Board of Directors."

"It makes me tremendously proud that he will now be taking his seat at the table on the eve of our second Getting Real Conference. Joe has fought in the trenches as a filmmaker, is a fearless, outspoken advocate and a tremendously gifted storyteller. I’m delighted he will be bringing his talent, wisdom and leadership to his new role at IDA.” (IDA Board President, Marjan Safina)