CNN Films

‘The Lost Sons’ execs on finding creative partnerships & compelling characters

CNN Films and Raw’s latest factual collaboration, The Lost Sons, debuted on CNN yesterday and CNNgo today. Mark Layton talks to director Ursula Macfarlane, along with exec producers Liesel Evans and Amy Entelis, about bringing the project to the screen. As partnerships go, US-based CNN and UK prodco Raw have rare form. The duo scored […]

‘Three Identical Strangers’ creators CNN Films & Raw re-team for new investigative doc

CNN Films in the US and UK factual Raw have re-teamed to co-produce The Lost Sons, a new documentary feature about one man’s search to uncover the truth behind his own childhood disappearance. This marks the third collaboration between the companies, who also co-produced Three Identical Strangers in 2018, with CNN Films also having acquired The Imposter […]

CNN Films & BBC jointly commission Covid-19 vaccine doc

CNN Films in the US and UK pubcaster the BBC have jointly commissioned a feature documentary following the global quest to develop, trial, manufacture, and distribute Covid-19 vaccines. The film, which will be known as Race For The Vaccine in the US and has the working title of Vaccine: The Inside Story in the UK […]

CNN Films boards SpringHill’s ‘Dreamland’ doc about Tulsa race riots

US-based CNN Films has come aboard Dreamland: The Rise And Fall Of Black Wall Street, the documentary about the 1921 Tulsa race riot, produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Company. The project, which was announced earlier this year, is now in production and will explore the events of late May and June […]

HBO Max to launch in Latin America, unveils ‘free’ US deal

HBO Max is set to expand into Latin America after the streamer’s parent AT&T-owned WarnerMedia agreed a deal to take full control of HBO Ole Partners. WarnerMedia will acquire Ole’s minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture set up in 1991 between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, which will hand it 100% ownership of […]

HBO Max unveils first slate of CNN Originals, including Alex Gibney docuseries

HBO Max has rounded out a busy week for its unscripted division with its first slate of shows from WarnerMedia sibling CNN. The forthcoming streamer has greenlit two shows from CNN Original Series: Heaven’s Gate, a four-parter that explores the infamous religious cult of the same name; and Generation Hustle (working title). The latter is […]

CNN Films promotes documentary exec Courtney Sexton

CNN Films has promoted its documentary executive Courtney Sexton to become SVP at the company. Sexton, who joined CNN in 2013, has been behind shows including Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers and RGB, both of which she exec produced. She has been upped from her previous role of VP at CNN Films and will now […]

CNN Films, BBC Arts team for Jackie Collins doc from Passion Pictures

CNN Films, AGC Studios and BBC Arts have teamed up to co-produce Passion Pictures’ feature doc Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story. Produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek and Lizzie Gillett, the film tells the untold true story of the best-selling novelist, whose turbulent life rivalled the stories of her novels. AGC Studios […]