Consulting

  • 2012 – Lively Media in Toronto
  • Consultant for an episode of I Didn’t Do It, a Discovery Channel series
  • 2012 – FourEver Entertainment in Chicago
  • Consultant for a documentary on the murder of Ryan Harris
  • 2010 – Global TV in Toronto
  • Consultant for a documentary on arson and the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham in Texas
  • 2010 – 90th Parallel Productions in Ontario
  • Consultant on a documentary about arson and wrongful convictions
  • 2010 - Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (International Congress Against the Death Penalty) in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Moderator for the opening plenary session and a panelist
  • 2009 – Institute for Justice and Journalism/Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania/Center on Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Contributed the chapter “Covering the Courts” to the book, Covering Crime and Justice: A Guide for Journalists
  • 2009 – U.S. State Department
  • Contributed to the State Department’s eJournal’s “Anatomy of a Jury Trial,” with the chapter “A Witness’s Role.”
  • 2008-Dec. 2010 – Beth O’Neil (producer) and Neil Tolkin (screenwriter)
  • Consultant on the film adaptation of Everybody Pays by producer Beth O’Neil with screenwriter Neil Tolkin attached. Project not yet in production. O’Neil’s option for the EP rights expired at the end of 2010. The film rights for Everybody Pays are currently available. Inquiries should be made to Maurice’s film agent, Steve Fisher, at sfisher@apa-agency.com.
  • 2007 – Kartemquin Films/FACETS studio
  • Consultant and contributor to the feature-length documentary film, At the Death House Door directed by Steve James and Peter Gilbert and released in May 2008
  • 2007 – Law Bulletin Publishing, Chicago
  • Consultant and editor for the book Your Witness: Lessons on Cross Examination and Life from Great Chicago Trial Lawyers
  • 2006 – Towers Productions, Chicago /  National Geographic Channel
  • Consultant on a documentary called Forensics Under Fire as part of the NG Channel’s Naked Science series
  • 2004 – Big Mouth Productions/Katy Chevigny and Kirsten Johnson, directors
  • Consultant and contributor to the feature-length documentary film, Deadline, which chronicles the events leading up to former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s decision to institute a moratorium on the Death Penalty in 2002.
  • 2002 – Towers Productions, Chicago / American Justice on the A&E Channel
  • Consultant for a documentary/episode called “The Witness and the Hitman”
  • 2000-2003 – Warner Bros/Ocean Pictures
  • Consulting producer on film adaptation of Everybody Pays for Ocean Pictures/Warner Bros. Director Harold Ramis owned the film rights for three years, but was unable to get the film green-lighted and into pre-production.

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