Follow a stringer uncovering leads revealing a worldwide undergound network linking expensive Chinese contemporary art, money laundering, arms trafficking and a new, as yet unknown force that is shaking up the international illicit narcotics trade -- and the law enforcement elements tracking them.

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Shannon Lowell Frady
Transmedia Producer

Son of Pulitzer-nominated civil rights journalist Marshall Frady, Shannon grew up in New York City and most recently lived in Beijing for seven years before returning to the U.S. in 2008.

With a strong commercial background producing and shooting for international clients including IBM, Shell Oil, Getty Images and many others, Shannon’s sense of story and technical proficiencies as a DP, operator and editor contribute to a powerful media skillset.



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