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CNN acquires “Penguins,” “Imposter” for classic docs strand

U.S. news net CNN has acquired 2012 hit The Imposter and 2006 Oscar-winner The March of the Penguins (pictured), to air on a new strand dedicated to older docs.
December 17, 2013

U.S. news net CNN has acquired 2012 hit The Imposter and 2006 Oscar-winner The March of the Penguins (pictured), to air on a new strand dedicated to older docs.

The films will air on the channel under the ‘CNN Films Presents’ banner, which will be a sister brand to CNN Films. Such docs will have broadcast windows that are not first-on-television premieres, and will all be acquisitions.

Luc Jacquet’s classic nature doc March of the Penguins will air on CNN in the States on January 2, while Bart Layton’s missing child thriller The Imposter will air on January 23.

CNN Films Presents films, like CNN Films, will be curated by Vinnie Malhotra, senior VP of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide; and Amy Entelis, senior VP of talent and content development.

“CNN Films Presents is a curated series of exceptional documentary feature films from the past for a new audience to discover and for fans to enjoy again,” said Malhotra in a statement. “We will revisit classics like March of the Penguins, and more recent critically-acclaimed titles like The Imposter.”

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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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