Welcome to Crimetown, a new series from Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO's The Jinx. Every season, we'll investigate the culture of crime in a different American city. First up: Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life. This is a story of alliances and betrayals, of heists and stings, of corrupt cops and honest mobsters—a story where it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Hosted by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier.
About the Host
Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier
Marc Smerling is a film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. He was nominated for an Oscar for "Capturing the Friedmans" in 2003, and produced "Catfish," the movie and "CatfishTV," the series, now in its sixth season. He wrote the movie "All Good Things" starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, and produced, co-wrote and shot the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning HBO documentary series, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths Of Robert Durst." Zac Stuart-Pontier is the co-host of Crimetown. He is a journalist and filmmaker. He was the editor, co-producer and writer of the Emmy and Peabody Award winning HBO documentary series "The Jinx- The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst." He also edited the feature films "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Catfish" (the documentary) and "Bleed for This."