Work in Progress

West of Memphis was produced by the Oscar-winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who enlisted filmmaker Amy Berg, herself an Oscar nominee for the documentary Deliver Us From Evil, to make their own film about the case the so-called West Memphis Three and the ongoing investigation into the real killer or killers. Hollywood star Johnny Depp appeared in support of the film at its Toronto Film Festival premiere this month. In a videotaped introduction, Jackson addressed the purpose of this new project. “In many respects, we regard this movie as a work in progress,” Jackson said. “I’m hoping the film will go some way toward exoneration for the three wrongfully convicted men and justice for the three little boys.”


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Primer’s Anna Saunders Looks Beyond Profit to Cause

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Founded by former Marie Claire editors New Zealander Anna Saunders and Australian Felicity Robinson in 2019, self-funded publication Primer is the latest addition to the local crop of social enterprises –…