Crimen y Condena (Crime & Punishment)


Program Concept

CRIMEN Y CONDENA is a Spanish-language program that dramatically reenacts real LAPD cases. The program will quickly grab viewers as it opens with a poignant re-enactment of the crime. Throughout the show we will learn the history of both criminal and victim, obtain an exclusive view into the investigation, and learn the punishment at the end. The result is a program that is relevant, captivating and entertaining.

- Based on real-life LAPD cases from Los Angeles area
- Have obtained full access and support
- Cases will be selected to provoke, stimulate and surprise the viewers
- Program will depict re-enactments of the crime and the dramatic aftermath, including the investigation and punishment imposed
- Opposing points-of-view will be shown:
- Criminal’s story
- Lawyers’ and police officers’ accounts
- Story from the victim and/or victim’s family

- Intense cases relating to social problems such as:
- Gangs
- Organized crime
- Drugs
- Prostitution
- Program is positive in its attitude and life changing in its concept
- The show will serve as an example for our communities in that it will inspire young people not to follow a life of crime.
- It will instill understanding and forgiveness as it shows the criminal’s inner pain and sorrow
- Endings will always be surprising and will show criminal ask for forgiveness
- Original Spanish-language production
- Unique and original concept: there has never been anything like it in Latino Television


CRIMEN Y CONDENA will become a hit show for the following reasons:
- Family show that will attract viewers of all age groups
- Strong appeal for both women and men
- The strong attraction of the drama of a crime
- Provides an unique and exclusive insight into our social situation
- The reality element of the show will make it a relevant program to watch
- The writing will guide us from the beginning to the end
- Strong audience flow within program
- Broad scheduling opportunities
- Good fit in many dayparts
- Broad audience appeal

Audience Demographics

- The universal reach of the LAPD cases depicted will attract viewers of all ages: teens, young and older adults
- Equal appeal to both women and men
As a result of this broad prospective audience, scheduling options are abundant. For example:
- Daytime – women will watch for program’s relevance and inspiration quality
- Early/Late Fringe – good fit as lead-in or lead-out for reality-based programs such as talk shows and news
- Primetime – wide appeal and strong entertaining value
- Effective option as counter-programming to novelas
- “Cops” was originally developed for primetime but is now successfully scheduled in many dayparts

Genre Comparison


- 30 minutes TRT
- Monday through Friday
- Voice-over narrations that play over re-enactments
- Interviews with an inmate (REAL OR RE-ENACTMENT)
- Four strong segments
- The stories are based on real LAPD stories
- All cases will have permission of emission and releases
- Fast pace and strong visual images
- Docu-drama: with accented drama as in Mexican Telenovelas
- Shot in true high definition
- Provides both stereo mix and surround mix 5.1


- Open
- The crime: Explicit re-enactment of the crime depicting intimate details.
- Introduction
- History of the guilty person: Re-enactment
- His past, what drove him to do what he did. When did he take a wrong
turn in his live? What was his environment and his social circles? Who did he hang out with? What drove him to violence and/or other crimes? Who where his accomplices? Who got hurt in the process? and What did it cost him and the ones around him?
- Story Development
- Presenting the victim: Re-enactment
- Presenting the Crime: Re-enactment
- Conclusion
- The guilty person: Regret, repentance, forgiveness and the moral of the story all make for powerful and surprising endings that will leave the audience wanting more.
- This show will shock you and at times leave you in awe and surprise. We intend to produce a show that will captivate the audience and keep them riveted and glued to their seats.