Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Undercover Cop-Turned TV Producer Finds Most Arresting Stories From The Police

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – TV producers who are looking for arresting stories should hang out with police officers.

Hey, it works for Sonny Grosso, who has produced hundreds of hours of crime-oriented TV shows, including the TV-movie about Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher who married her student and had a family with him.

Grosso knows what he’s talking about. He worked as an undercover officer for five years and was portrayed by Roy Scheider in the 1971 Best Picture The French Connection.

He left the force a long time ago, but says he still fields calls from law enforcement officials who have heard of a story they think might make a good movie.

Grosso adds: “And most of the time they’re right!”

In fact, that’s how Grosso’s latest project, Kings Of South Beach, came to him and he knew it had the makings of a great movie.

In his words, “It’s a story that combines the heroism of an undercover cop with the flamboyant lifestyle of South Beach, Miami.”

Kings Of South Beach, which stars Donnie Wahlberg and Jason Gedrick, debuts next Monday on A&E.

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