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Sean Hayes and his Hazy Mills Productions partner Todd Milliner have embarked upon and accomplished the feat of delivering a time capsule on the evolution of comedy with the CNN documentary series The History of Comedy. “There hasn’t been a documentary that gets to the heart of the history of comedy,” says Milliner. The eight-part series, which premiered on February 9 and is also executive produced by Emmy winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen, explores different… »
CNN could try to break some news of its own at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Time Warner-owned cable network is best known for its regular schedule of news programs that enlist the talents of everyone from Chris Cuomo to Don Lemon, but has in recent years made a name for itself by showcasing interesting documentaries. Executives will be on hand at Sundance to see if any of the offerings fit its needs, said Amy Entelis, CNN’s executive vice president for talent and content, who also oversees CNN Films.
“We go there to show our own films, but we also go to look at other people’s films,” she said.
CNN has in recent months placed more emphasis on commissioning its own projects, she said, then working to secure a theatrical release for them in hopes of boosting interest in the content when it runs on air. At the same time, some »
- Brian Steinberg
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