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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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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