‘Bury The Lede’: Hyde Park & West Madison Team For Pic About White House Correspondent Vet Connie Lawn; Anna D. Shapiro Directing

‘Bury The Lede’: Hyde Park & West Madison Team For Pic About White House Correspondent Vet Connie Lawn; Anna D. Shapiro Directing
Exclusive: Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment and West Madison Entertainment’s Christina Papagjika and Matthew Salloway have partnered to produce the feature biopic Bury the Lede, based on the true story of Connie Lawn, who was the longest-serving White House correspondent ever with a tenure that spanned over 50 years.

Broadway director Anna D. Shapiro will helm the script written by Joy Gregory (Madam Secretary). Shapiro also serves as the Artistic Director of the celebrated Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and will soon be directing the Broadway-bound musical The Devil Wears Prada with music by Sir Elton John.

Lawn started her career covering the 1968 Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign. From conducting one of the last interviews with Kennedy standing inches away during the assassination, living at the Watergate complex during the break-in and Nixon fallout, being abducted in Lebanon and staging her escape,
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