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CNN Films hires Courtney Sexton

After eight years overseeing docs such as An Inconvenient Truth for Participant Media, the veteran development and production exec (pictured) is joining CNN Films as senior director.
August 19, 2013

After eight years with Participant Media, Courtney Sexton (pictured) is leaving  to join CNN Films as senior director.

As Participant’s director of documentary production, she oversaw the development, production and release of feature docs such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc., Standard Operating Procedure and Last Call at the Oasis.

Prior to that, she spent two years working with Guggenheim on the scripted HBO series Deadwood and worked in TV production on the FX series The Shield, as well as docs such as The Smith Family and Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.

At CNN, she will report to Vinnie Malhotra, CNN Worldwide’s senior VP of development and acquisitions.

“We’re thrilled to have a film executive with Courtney’s experience and talent join CNN Films,”¬†he said in a statement. “Her extensive background in story crafting, and her ability to build strong relationships with filmmakers, will be a major asset to us as we take CNN Films forward.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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