New York Times Presents’ reporters and producers Rachel Abrams and Liz Day discuss “Sin Eater: The Crimes of Anthony Pellicano” two-part documentary on FX and Hulu. They explain the infamous Hollywood private investigator’s rise and fall, his 15-year sentence for illegal wiretapping and other crimes, campaigns of intimidation, and how almost all of his powerful clients walked away unscathed.
“Our audience is going to have to listen to some of these recordings with people like Chris Rock, or Marty Singer, or whoever, and come to their own conclusions based on what [Pellicano] himself is saying about whether they think people should have been held more responsible than they ultimately were,” says Abrams.
Kim Masters also shares some memories of her own interactions with Pellicano and his clients over the years.
But first, the Writers Guild of America prepares for contract negotiations next week. Masters and Matt Belloni discuss what this means for the industry.