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Indiana native invites emerging producers to pitch their ideas

Indiana native invites emerging producers to pitch their ideas

Indiana native invites emerging producers to pitch their ideas

Unlock the doors of “Hollywood Success” by submitting YOUR fresh, new idea in a LIVE PITCH competition!

What does it entail? How does it work? Here to answer those questions and more is Warren D. Robinson, Development Executive, 13Brains Creative Development Group.

• 13Brains Creative Development Group along with the National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) is providing a platform for emerging producers to pitch fresh, new, unscripted series in a private LIVE PITCH competition format before high level industry executives at the 2020 NATPE Miami Conference and Marketplace in Miami Florida. The winner of the competition will receive ongoing development guidance from 13 Brains as well as high-level executive mentorship sessions. No previous experience required.
• Selected participants will receive one free badge (value $1100) to the 2020 NATPE conference and marketplace but if selected must pitch in person and secure their own arrangements in Miami between January 21-23, 2020.
• A similar opportunity at NATPE 2018 changed Warren’s life and led him to his dream and very lucrative current job. Moving his career from fledgling director to high powered decision maker while still living right here in central Indiana.
• Competitions such as this are crucial to unlocking the doors of Hollywood Success as networking and relationships are more crucial than even talent for long lasting success in the industry.

To learn more, visit 13brains.tv & warrendrobinson on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook

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Inmate confesses killing 2 molesters in letter to newspaper

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesters with a cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent.

In a letter to the Bay Area News Group, Jonathan Watson, 41, said he clubbed both men in the head on Jan. 16 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in the small central city of Corcoran.

The first attack occurred after Watson became enraged that one of the sex offenders was watching a children’s television show, the Northern California newspaper group reported Thursday,

Prisoner David Bobb, 48, died that day. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, died three days later at a hospital. Both were serving life sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.

“We can’t comment on an active investigation,” Dana Simas, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, wrote in an email.

Watson is serving a life sentence for a 2009 murder conviction.

Days before the attack, he said his security classification was changed and he was transferred from a single-person cell to a lower-security dormitory pod at the Central Valley facility. Watson called the switch a “careless” mistake and said he had protested the decision.

Watson wrote that six days after he arrived at the prison, a child molester moved into the pod. Watson believed the man began taunting other inmates by watching children’s television programming. Watson said in the letter he couldn’t sleep that night “having not done what every instinct told me I should’ve done right then and there.”

Two hours before the attacks the next day, Watson told a prison counselor that he urgently needed to be transferred back to higher-level security “before I really (expletive) one of these dudes up,” but the counselor “scoffed and dismissed” him.

Watson said he returned to his housing pod.

“I was mulling it all over when along came Molester #1 and he put his TV right on PBS Kids again,” he wrote, according to the newspaper chain. “But this time, someone else said something to the effect of ‘Is this guy really going to watch this right in front of us?’ and I recall saying, ‘I got this.’ And I picked up the cane and went to work on him.”

Watson said he then left the housing pod to find a guard and turn himself in, but on the way, he saw “a known child trafficker, and I figured I’d just do everybody a favor,” Watson wrote. “In for a penny, in for a pound.”

Watson said he then told a guard, who didn’t believe him “until he looked around the corner and saw the mess I’d left in the dorm area,” Watson wrote.

Watson is in segregated housing while he is under investigation for the killings. He hasn’t been charged yet.

“Being a lifer, I’m in a unique position where I sometimes have access to these people and I have so little to lose,” Watson wrote. “And trust me, we get it, these people are every parents’ worst nightmare.”

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