to make news headlines. The rise and fall of Deathrow has been
chronicled for the big screen, and will be shown February 2nd
at the Hollywood Black Film Festival in Los Angeles.
The movie, titled
Welcome To Deathrow, is not authorized by Deathrow and
no input from Suge Knight or any Deathrow employees were sought
after. The movie was filmed by Xenon Pictures CEO S. Leigh Savidge.
He told Billboard that those he contacted in regards to input
for the movie fell into two categories: "Those that made
out like bandits, aren’t talking, and want the story to become
buried history and those who are still stunned by Death Row’s
astonishing success but who were humbled, misused, or simply relieved
to have survived the experience."
The movie also attempts
to shed light on Michael Harris and his role and initial investment
in the company. Michael Harris was a known drug dealer who is
now doing prison time. He still maintains connections in the music
business through his wife and business partner.
This isn’t the first time that the story of Deathrow has met the
mainstream media. Journalist Ronin Ro also chronicled the Deathrow
story in his book, Have Gun Will Travel.