DeLaurentiis stated that she has always wanted to do the Rizzo story and was elated to find out Monet was already in the process of optioning the rights from Frank Binzen’ daughter Jenny Cardoso and Joseph Daughen’s daughter Joan Dadigan.
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 12, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Independent producers Camillia Monet (Founder of Esperanza Productions) and Suzanne DeLaurentiis just announced they were granted the rights to “A Cop Who Would Be King,” the Frank Rizzo story by Joseph Daughen and Peter Binzen. The book authors, Daughen and Binzen, are well known journalists of the Philadelphia Enquirer. DeLaurentiis stated that she has always wanted to do the Rizzo story and was elated to find out Monet was already in the process of optioning the rights from Frank Binzen’ daughter Jenny Cardoso and Joseph Daughen’s daughter Joan Dadigan.
To some, Franck Rizzo, was a saint who made the “streets feel safe again,” while others called him controversial for high-profile raids with the Black Panthers. Fellow cops referred to him as the “The General.” He joined the Philadelphia Police Department in 1943 as an ordinary street cop, became the police commissioner in 1967, and served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1972 to 1980. His tough-on-crime tactics were questionable and he was known for his colorful, brash language and blunt policy reforms.
As CEO & Founder of Esperanza Productions, Camillia Monet produces film and television on all platforms. Since Esperanza’s inception back in 2007, Camillia moved from in front of the camera working on television & films such as The Shield, War Of The World’s, Seabiscuit to behind the camera producing and securing financing for projects small and large within the company as well as for productions outside of Esperanza.
Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions independently produced the award-winning mafia drama, “10th & Wolf,” based on the investigations of mob informant Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco. Some of her other independent film titles include: A Month of Sundays, Shut Up and Kiss Me, Lost Revolution, The Dark Tourist, Black Gold, Area 407, Stone Markers, How Sweet It Is, and Buried Lies. Her television credits include Soul Fire Rising and Pet Doctors of Atlanta. She is currently developing two TV series, “High Steaks” and “Vasquez,” as well as a feature comedy entitled, “Zombie News Room.” She devotes much of her spare time to veteran charities. In 2010, Suzanne received a Commendation Medal from the United States Military in recognition of her services to veterans.
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