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CNN Moves Into Filmmaking

10 October 2012 12:45 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

At the beginning of this week, Cable News Network (CNN) announced that they have created a division entitled CNN Films. The organization intends to secure feature-length documentaries for air on CNN and CNN International, alongside theatrical distribution. The move is part of a wider strategy to acquire original non-fiction content to complement CNN’s award-winning news programs.

The strategy was announced by CNN Worldwide Managing Editor Mark Whitaker.

Girl Rising, the first documentary acquired by CNN Films — which you can watch below — will air in spring 2013. The film, which inspired a global action campaign to promote girls’ education called 10×10, tells the extraordinary stories of several girls from around the globe fighting to overcome impossible odds to realize their dreams. The film includes voice performances by Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep, Academy Award Nominee Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez. Girl Rising is directed by Academy Award Nominee Richard E. Robbins »

- Sergio Vess

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Girl Rising Trailer from CNN Films

8 October 2012 11:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cable news channel CNN announced the formation of CNN Films today, a new division that will secure documentary films to air on the network. Girl Rising is the first project to debut under this new banner, featuring narration by actresses Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez. The studio has released the first trailer for Girl Rising, airing on CNN in the spring of 2013. Take a look at the trailer, then read the official press release for more information regarding CNN Films.

Girl Rising - Trailer

CNN, the worldwide leader in news, today announced the creation of CNN Films to secure feature-length documentaries for air on CNN and CNN International, alongside theatrical distribution. The move is part of a wider strategy to acquire original non-fiction content to complement CNN's award-winning news programs; it was announced by CNN Worldwide Managing Editor Mark Whitaker.

Girl Rising the first documentary acquired by CNN Films, »

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CNN Announces CNN Films; First Documentary Features Streep, Hathaway (Video)

8 October 2012 6:56 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CNN announced the creation of CNN Films, which will develop documentaries with top filmmakers and secure films to release theatrically and air on CNN and CNN International. Creating and airing feature-length films will help CNN distinguish itelf from rivals MSNBC and Fox News as it struggles to improve primetime ratings. The company's first acquisition is "Girl Rising," a look girls' education worldwide directed by Academy Award Nominee Richard E. Robbins ("Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience"). It includes voice performances by Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep, Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and »

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