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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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