Katz Announces Kathleen Kane Documentary
The Kathleen Kane saga has been filled with so many twists and turns that it could make a great movie.
That’s the thinking of Sam Katz and his History Making Productions anyway. They plan to make a documentary on the Attorney General titled The Kane Mutiny (a pun on the 1951 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel).
“The meteoric rise and excruciating drip-drip-drip fall of Kathleen Kane has riveted the world of Pennsylvania politics, and is unsurpassed nationally as a tale of one powerful woman in crisis after crisis, more than a few of them self-inflicted,” says HMP founder and Executive Producer Sam Katz. “The Kane Mutiny will present a contemporary and at times unfathomable tale of personal, legal and political intrigue that has unfolded since Ms. Kane was elected as the Attorney General in her 2012 landslide victory.”
“This is as much a story about an elected official who soared and quickly began to implode as it is about the media and an electorate which, without knowing much about her, gave her critical endorsements and an overwhelming electoral mandate,” Mr. Katz added. “Had we decided to produce a feature film based on this story and present it as fiction, audiences well may have viewed it as too far-out and outrageous to be credible. But as a film documenting an in-progress narrative and still to-be-determined outcome, The Kane Mutiny will fascinate and entertain audiences while providing an eyeopening lens into the current state of American politics.”
The doc will focus on Kane, her political rise, her rivalry with Frank Fina, and will continue through 2016 as her case is heard in court.
“History Making Productions plans to raise the funds to produce The Kane Mutiny, develop the story and the script, secure licenses to use the voluminous archival film that the television stations and print journalism throughout the state have created, conduct interviews with principals, experts and journalists and release the film by the mid-2017,” Katz concludes. “HMP will partner with veteran award-winning magazine journalist and political writer, Lisa DePaulo. Ms. DePaulo is a Scranton, Pennsylvania native, the same hometown as Attorney General Kane, and has been writing about national and regional politics for nearly 35 years.”
Katz is most well-known for his campaigns for Mayor of Philadelphia in 1999 and 2003. DePaulo is an accomplished journalist who got her big start as a writer for Philadelphia Magazine in the 1980’s and 1990’s.