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    How To Become a Documentary TV Producer: 'The Sixties' Mark Herzog Leaps From DVD Extras to Working With Tom Hanks

    Mark Herzog tells us how he went from making behind-the-scenes extras to working next to Tom Hanks.

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    CNN Films and Lionsgate Acquire T-Rex Documentary 'Dinosaur 13' Out of Sundance

    Todd Douglas Miller's documentary "Dinosaur 13" premiered last night at Sundance, and today CNN Films and Lionsgate announced that they've acquired the North American rights to the film for a 2014 theatrical release and broadcast premiere later in the year on the news channel.

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    CNN to Premiere 'Sole Survivor,' a Documentary About Lone Survivors of Plane Crashes

    The next documentary to have its debut on CNN will be "Sole Survivor," a film written and directed by Ky Dickens ("Fish Out of Water") about the experiences of survivors of major aviation disasters.

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    CNN Films Picks Up Jose Antonio Vargas' Immigration Documentary 'Documented'

    The latest documentary acquisition for CNN Films is "Documented," a film about immigration co-directed by Ann Raffaela Lupo and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who "outed" himself as undocumented in his 2011 New York Times Magazine essay "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant."...

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    Why Divisive Pro-Nuclear Power Film 'Pandora's Promise' is the Right Kind of Doc for CNN to Air

    Is nuclear power the solution to global warming? "Pandora's Promise," a documentary from Robert Stone ("Radio Bikini," "Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst") that airs on CNN tonight, November 7th at 9pm after a premiere at Sundance and a theatrical release in June, attempts to make the counterint...

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    Exclusive: CNN Films Picks Up Aviation Disaster Doc 'Sole Survivor' for Early 2014 Broadcast

    CNN Films has announced today that it is acquiring Ky Dickens' film "Sole Survivor," about the only survivors of commercial aviation disasters. The film, previously a Project of the Month on Indiewire, will debut early next year on the network. It heads to the Traverse City Film Festival for its w...

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    Robert Stone's Nuclear Power Doc 'Pandora's Promise' Acquired by CNN Films for Fall 2013 Broadcast

    CNN Films announced today that it has acquired Robert Stone's upcoming nuclear power documentary "Pandora'a Promise," to be broadcast by the network this fall following its theatrical release on June 12.

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    CNN Films Picks Up 'Escape Fire' for a March Broadcast Premiere

    With health care still very much a topic at the forefront of public debate, CNN Films has picked up Susan Frömke and Matthew Heineman's documentary "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," which premiere at Sundance last year and received a theatrical release from Roadside Attractions...

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    Sundance 2013: CNN Films and Magnolia Pictures Catch 'Blackfish'

    CNN Films and Magnolia Pictures have partnered to acquire U.S. rights to director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s U.S. documentary competition film “Blackfish.” Magnolia will open the film in theaters over the summer, and CNN will air the doc on TV later in the year.

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    CNN Films Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary Exec Produced by Martin Scorsese

    CNN Films has decided to use the Sundance Film Festival to announce its intentions to further muscle into the documentary film game with three new big projects. And they’ve got some heavy-hitting names involved.

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