CNN announces launch of CNN Films

CNN has officially announced the launch of CNN Films, a production and distribution company that will focus on non-fiction content to be aired on television, over-the-internet, and in theaters. CNN also announced deals with directors Alex Gibney (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and Andrew Rossi (“Page One: Inside the New York Times”) to create original documentaries to air on CNN. “CNN Films will bring distinguished, thought-provoking documentary programming,” said CNN Worldwide Managing Editor Mark Whitaker. The first film to air on CNN and CNN International will be “Girl Rising,” a documentary that tells the stories of 10 extraordinary girls from 10 different countries and the hurdles they face in their quests for education. Check out the trailer below distributed by 10x10act.org.

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