Sean Smith

A screenwriter and creative executive, Sean moved to LA years ago and refuses to leave. He misses Al’s Bar, Hop Louie and the chickens of Echo Park. Sean is a graduate of Harvard, Stanford and USC’s School of Cinema-Television.

Headlines

Stay on top of Crime Story

LATEST ARTICLES

The Robert Durst Trial: Mistrial Hearing

Today, we announced a partnership with the Podcast giant Acast to host, distribute, and monetize their original podcast series, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. The groundbreaking series will tell the stories presented in a murder trial as the trial is happening. Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst will be available on all podcast players, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the Acast app, starting Wednesday, July 15. You can listen to a trailer here. The trial in the People v. Robert Durst adjourned abruptly on Monday, March 16 at...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 8

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning May 3.  WEEK 8 (May 3-9)  On May 5, President Donald Trump...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 7

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning April 26.  WEEK 7 (APRIL 26 - MAY 2)  On Tuesday, April...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 6

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning April 19.  WEEK 6 (April 19-25) On Monday, April 20, COVID-19 related...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 5

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning April 12.  WEEK FIVE (April 12-18) April 12 was Easter Sunday. Many...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 4

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean's analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning April 5.  WEEK 4 (APRIL 5-11) On Monday, April 6, Governor Michael L. Parson issued...