CNN Announces Creation of CNN Films

Oct 8, 2012 First CNN Film, Richard E. Robbins’s “Girl Rising,” to air Spring 2013 on CNN, CNN International alongside Theatrical Release   Projects from Acclaimed Filmmakers Alex Gibney and Andrew Rossi 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, 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.