Has the 'smoking gun' that killed JFK been found?
Award-winning mini-series The Kennedys, brought to you by Reelz, impressed audiences with its beautiful and emotional retelling of public and private events within the Kennedy family, including the assassination of JFK. Now, this November, Reelz will bring viewers deeper into John F. Kennedy's controversial death in the special investigative documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun.
Veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren spent four years on a forensic cold case investigation which brought to light new evidence. By using modern technology, having access to all evidence and gathering eye-witness testimony, McLaren was able to solve a crime every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it happened 50 years ago. Get taken deep into the events of the investigation with dramatic re-creations bringing viewers everywhere from that tragic day in Dallas, to Parkland Hospital, to Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted with controversial results.
The documentary special is produced by Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys) and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder (Go Back Where You Came From). It is written by Steve Lucas (Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science), and directed by Malcolm McDonald (On the Trail of Genghis Khan). Posted 04.03.13 by reelz
The entire Emmy-winning mini-series, The Kennedys is airing twice on Thanksgiving, and there is an opportunity to score a new Kennedys sticker on GetGlue. Check-in to The Kennedys on GetGlue on Thursday when the new limited Thanksgiving marathon sticker will be available. The first leg of the marathon starts at 8am ET/ 5am PT and all eight parts will run back to back all the way through until 4pm ET/ 1pm PT. The whole epic mini-series airs a second time starting at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.
GetGlue is a leading social network for entertainment, with more than 900,000 users and offers users to ability to check-in for TV shows, movies, music, and books. Fans who use GetGlue to check-in can earn exclusive stickers. It's like Foursquare, but for entertainment!
Watch The Kennedys, and don't miss your chance to score another GetGlue sticker. Posted 11.20.12 by reelz
After premiering on Reelz, the epic mini-series The Kennedys went on to win a total of four Emmys, three Gemini Awards, a Directors Guild of America Award, and five Directors Guild of Canada Awards. Now the epic eight-part series, which relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in US history, is airing this Thanksgiving.
On Thursday, November 22nd, the entire series will air twice on Reelz. Starting at 8a ET/5a PT, all eight episodes will air back-to-back, with a second showing to start at 8p ET/5p PT. Whether your family has Thanksgiving dinner in the early afternoon or later in the evening, there's a perfect opportunity to watch the award-winning mini-series from start to finish. See Reelz' Thanksgiving Schedule >> Posted 11.19.12 by reelz
Last year, Reelz premiered the Emmy-winning mini-series The Kennedys, and now Reelz has parentered with Muse Entertainment to develop a new mini-series based on the bestselling book After Camelot, written by J. Randy Taraborelli.
After Camelot – A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews and captures the wealth, glamour and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known. Like the book takes its readers, the mini-series will take its viewers on an epic journey of the ongoing saga of the nation’s most famous – and controversial – family.
For anyone who wants to watch The Kennedys again, Reelz will air the entire series twice on Thanksgiving. More on The Kennedys Marathon Posted 11.15.12 by reelz
The Directors Guild of Canada held their awards ceremony on Saturday night, and The Kennedys and its director Jon Cassar both came out big winners. The show won for Best Television Movie/ Mini-Series, while Cassar took home the award for Best Direction of a Television Movie/ Mini-Series. In addition, the drama based on the legendary American family also won in the categories of Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, and Best Picture Editing for a Television Movie/ Mini-series.
Earlier this year, Cassar won the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television from the Directors Guild of America as well. Other awards that have been claimed by The Kennedys include four Emmy awards and three Gemini Awards. Posted 10.22.12 by reelz
The opening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., is just the beginning of what is sure to be a contentious and interesting presidential race. Republican nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann was one of the speakers the first night of the convention, a public-speaking role that was new to the potential First Lady. Should the Romneys end up in the White House, it's possible that Ann could end up in a movie at some point, like many First Ladies before her. While you're thinking of who could possibly play Ann Romney, either as a First Lady or in a movie about the Romney campaign — don't forget, John McCain's unsuccessful 2008 Presidential campaign was adapted into the HBO movie Game Change — Hollywood Dailies has compiled a look at First Ladies on the small and big screen in the clip above. more on cinematic first ladies >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
The accolades keep coming for The Kennedys. The eight-part movie event was announced as a finalist in the 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards for best Mini-Series.
The event honors programming from over 40 countries. The Kennedys, currently a finalist, now proceeds to a second round of judging to determine the Grand Trophy Award recipients, as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists. Trophies will be presented at the 2012 Television & Film Awards Ceremony on April 17th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Last week, Jon Cassar won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards for directing all eight episodes of The Kennedys. The miniseries also won Best Historical Drama Production at the 2012 History Makers Awards.
The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has previously won several other accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards. Posted 02.03.12 by Chris
Tonight marked the second win in three days for ReelzChannel's The Kennedys. On Thursday, January 26, the eight-part miniseries won Best Historical Drama Production at the 2012 History Makers Awards.
Jon Cassar, who directed all eight episodes of The Kennedys, won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. This was Cassar's third DGA Award nomination and his second win — the first was in 2006, when he won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for the "7:00 AM-8:00 AM" episode of 24.
Tomorrow night Greg Kinnear, who played John F. Kennedy, is up for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has previously won several other accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards. Posted 01.28.12 by reelz
Add another award to The Kennedys' growing list. Tonight the eight-part miniseries won Best Historical Drama Production at the 2012 History Makers Awards. The Kennedys, which aired on ReelzChannel, beat out Nazi Hunters (Canada/Brazil) and Mission to Murder Hitler (Germany) for the award, which recognizes the very best in history, current affairs, and non-fictional programming from around the world and across digital and TV platforms. ReelzChannel CEO Stan E. Hubbard had this to say about the win.
This award is a tremendous honor and validation for the cast, crew, and creators who worked so hard and so carefully to get the history right. Each and every one of them went to work every day with the weight of history on their shoulders and still had to endure two years of ridicule and criticism. In the end, this award from History Makers International proves that they got it right.
The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has previously won several accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards. In addition, Greg Kinnear, who played John F. Kennedy, is also up for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. Posted 01.26.12 by reelz
The Kennedys has seen its fair share of controversy... and awards, including a Best Historical Drama Production nomination for the upcoming History Makers Awards. Now, nearly a year from the premiere of the 8-part miniseries on ReelzChannel, the controversy continues.
At this year's Sundance Film Festival, Rory Kennedy's documentary Ethel had its premiere. While we were originally set to interview the director, our team was turned away by Security at the door. Find out why in this Hollywood Dailies clip. watch the full news story >> Posted 01.24.12 by reelz