From prison cell to film set: program offering ex-cons a Hollywood ending

From prison cell to film set: program offering ex-cons a Hollywood ending
 

On a recent Saturday, Richard Williams arrived at Furlined studios in Santa Monica for his 7.30am call time as part of a 12-week film industry training program called Manifest Works.
For each class, the participants play-act on-set positions. That week, Williams’s role as producer meant he was tasked with overseeing the talent manager, location manager and their assistants.
In November 2015, Williams was exonerated after serving 17 years of a life sentence for murder and attempted murder. He spent two decades fighting the conviction in prison, while studying Hebrew, Arabic and Latin. He was... read more

 
10 March 2018 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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