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Kercher murder, a la Walton.
Remember the Lifetime film Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy ? You know, the one that lawsuits were filed

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Trevor Walton, Executive Producer of Amanda Knox Lifetime Film, Lands Sweet New Job with Canada's CBC

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Kercher murder, a la Walton.
Remember the Lifetime film Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy? You know, the one that lawsuits were filed to stop and just about everyone with an inkling of doubt over Knox's conviction thought was done in poor taste.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation remembers. In fact, the network apparently sees the movie as a model for success.

Hollywood Reporter:

Former Lifetime longform chief Trevor Walton has joined the CBC in Canada as executive director of commissioned and scripted programming.

The former senior vp of original movies at Lifetime executive produced The Amanda Knox Story for A&E Lifetime, which starred Hayden Panettiere and Marcia Gay Harden . . .

The Lifetime film, which I reviewed as mildly entertaining fiction, painted a picture of Knox as a cold-blooded, narcissistic manipulator who might not have murdered anyone, but probably did.

The film came out before Knox's appeals trial heated up with forensics experts trashing evidence that put Knox behind bars and witnesses who'd testified for the prosecution being outed as drug-addled liars.

In a way, the film was the last gasp of mainstream sensationalism that painted Knox in a negative light.

Furthermore, the controversy surrounding the movie propelled it to worldwide success (by made-for-TV-movie standards).

We wish Walton all the best at Canada's NPR.

For his employer's sake, we hope his work elicits fewer lawsuits.

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