CNN Wins Four News And Documentary Emmy Awards
September 22nd, 2016
12:20 PM ET

CNN Wins Four News And Documentary Emmy Awards

CNN Worldwide was awarded with four Emmy ® Awards at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Awards held last night in New York. CNN’s diverse recognitions include:

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360, Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon

For months CNN’s Arwa Damon and her team followed the unprecedented wave of refugees coming to Europe, moving with them through the corridors of passage, and bringing a sense of immediacy to an unpredictable story with many lives at stake. The team showed exceptional grit and commitment, broadcasting live from all manner of transport as the refugees tried to push on through Europe to get to Germany, their preferred destination. The team’s endurance and skill was best illustrated by their race through cornfields with fleeing refugees, after the migrants broke out of a holding camp in Hungary where they were frustrated at being made to wait. The field team reacted quickly and managed to maintain a serious level of production at a fast clip. This distinctive work helped nudge European leaders to review their inconsistent immigration policies and deal urgently with the pressing needs of the refugees. FULL POST


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Arwa Damon • Awards • CNN • CNN Films • The Seventies
Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October
September 21st, 2016
04:49 PM ET

Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October

Global Broadcasts of ‘We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate

Girls Around the World’ for the International Day of the Girl Begin Oct. 11

CNN Films is producing a new film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay. Singer Andra Day’s motivational anthem, ‘Rise Up’ will serve as the theme for the film. The Documentary Group, which produced CNN Films’ first co-production, ‘Girl Rising,’ also produced this film.

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay will premiere on CNN International on the International Day of the Girl during primetime in Asia, Europe, and Africa on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:00am, 12:00pm, and 3:00pm. All times Eastern.

The CNN/U.S. premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9:00pm will simulcast on CNN International; We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am. The film will premiere on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm. All times Eastern. The film will premiere on CNN en Español on Saturday, Nov. 5, viewers are asked to check local listings for exact airtimes. FULL POST

CNN Wins Primetime Emmy® Awards For Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Hunting Ground
September 12th, 2016
11:33 AM ET

CNN Wins Primetime Emmy® Awards For Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Hunting Ground

Parts Unknown Awarded Fourth Consecutive Emmy® in Outstanding Informational Series or Special; Diane ‎Warren wins Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics For The Hunting Ground Theme

The CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored in the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony,  with its fourth consecutive Emmy® in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category.  Additionally, Diane Warren earned an  Emmy®  in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for “Til It Happens to You,” the anthem for sexual assault survivors, ‎for the CNN Films documentary The Hunting Ground.  

The Emmy® presentations took place over two nights on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

 Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premieres its eighth season on CNN on September 25 and features a dinner with President Obama in Hanoi, is produced by Zero Point Zero Production.  Receiving the award were host/executive producer Bourdain, executive producers Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig, and producers Toby Oppenheimer, Tom Vitale and Mike Steed.

Receiving the Emmy ® for The Hunting Ground, which originally aired on CNN on November 22, 2015, was composer and lyricist Diane Warren. FULL POST

HOLY HELL Debuts at #1 in Demo for CNN
September 2nd, 2016
05:32 PM ET

HOLY HELL Debuts at #1 in Demo for CNN

CNN Films Holy Hell

Film Encores Saturday at 8:00pm & 10:00pm ET; Now Available Across CNN’s Mobile Platforms

CNN was first place among cable news networks last night with 384k viewers aged 25 to 54 and 102k viewers aged 18 to 34 with its CNN Films broadcast of HOLY HELL, the fascinating documentary feature about life inside the Buddhafield, the mysterious spiritual community that originated in the 1980s in West Hollywood.  FOX had 370k and MSNBC had 357k viewers aged 25 to 54.  Among viewers aged 18 to 34, MSNBC had 86k and FOX had 64k.

Among total viewers, HOLY HELL delivered 1026k viewers for CNN.  FOX had 1997k and MSNBC had 1575k among viewers P2+.

HOLY HELL will encore Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern and is currently available On Demand on CNNgo via desktop (www.CNN.com/go), mobile, iPad, and Apple TV, and across CNN’s mobile platforms.

HOLY HELL had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  The director, Will Allen, is also a producer of the film along with Tracey Harnish and Alexandra Johnes.  The executive producers are Michael C. Donaldson, Julian Goldstein, Jared Leto, and Cheryl Wheeler Sanders.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast National time-period based data for Thurs 09/01/16. FULL POST

Director Will Allen's HOLY HELL Premieres TONIGHT as CNN Films Broadcast at 9pm Eastern
September 1st, 2016
04:37 PM ET

Director Will Allen's HOLY HELL Premieres TONIGHT as CNN Films Broadcast at 9pm Eastern

HOLY HELL captures what life was like in the mysterious, California-based spiritual community, the Buddhafield.  Just out of film school, a young, idealistic Will Allen was introduced to the Buddhafield, eventually becoming a personal aide to Michel, “the teacher.”  As a member and unofficial documentarian of the utopian group for 22 years, Allen’s film of his fellow followers and Michel is both revealing and intimate.

Allen’s singular point of view offers a compelling exploration of why Buddhafield, and its even more mysterious, charismatic leader, are powerfully attractive and terrifying at the same time.  After many painful years, Allen eventually found the courage to leave the Buddhafield – taking hundreds of hours of his footage with him.  Since leaving, Allen has grown increasingly fearful of the guru and the guru’s continuing extreme influence over some followers, voicing his fears even at the film’s festival premiere in January.

This film made its dramatic debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  The CNN Films broadcast premieres TONIGHT, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm Eastern.

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Almost President: The Agony of Defeat to Air on CNN on Sept. 14
Almost President: The Agony of Defeat
August 23rd, 2016
12:18 PM ET

Almost President: The Agony of Defeat to Air on CNN on Sept. 14

ALMOST PRESIDENT: THE AGONY OF DEFEAT TO AIR ON CNN ON WEDNESDAY, September 14th

CNN SPECIAL REPORT HOSTED BY CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST GLORIA BORGER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August. 23, 2016 – In Almost President, CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger tells a story that has not been told before: four men, sharing their accounts of how they lived through the most public failure in American life.  Mitt Romney, John McCain, Michael Dukakis, and Walter Mondale detail their journeys – from years of reaching the pinnacle of American politics, their moments of greatest triumph, all the way to the moment that each man knew – in one night – it was all over.

In a series of interviews that took place over the last three years, each candidate analyzes his own mistakes, the impact on their families, the pain of knowing they will always be branded as ‘almost president.' By and large, they’re still not over it, but they would all do it all over again.

CNN Films Acquires, Co-Produces Award-Winning ‘9/11’ Film Ahead of 15-Year Anniversary
August 22nd, 2016
02:26 PM ET

CNN Films Acquires, Co-Produces Award-Winning ‘9/11’ Film Ahead of 15-Year Anniversary

James Hanlon’s and Naudet Brothers’ Classic Film to be Updated and Include New Introduction by Denis Leary for Broadcast on CNN Worldwide

911 DATED_FS - horizontal poster

CNN today announced the acquisition of the Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning documentary ‘9/11,’ ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attacks on America.  The film is directed, filmed, and executive produced by Gédéon and Jules Naudet, French-born filmmakers and brothers, and by retired Manhattan firefighter James Hanlon.  The acquisition means that CNN Films will work with the team to update the film for the 2016 edition, and will retain worldwide broadcast rights for the film franchise and its archival material in perpetuity.

Award-winning actor, producer, and founder of The Leary Firefighters Foundation Denis Leary will introduce the new anniversary edition of the film, reflecting upon the heroism of the firefighters who responded that day.  From the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City that commemorates the fallen, including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department, Leary will recall the bravery and emotions of the events in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and beyond. FULL POST

HOLY HELL Lands at CNN Films for September
August 2nd, 2016
02:50 PM ET

HOLY HELL Lands at CNN Films for September

Will Allen reveals life inside mysterious Hollywood sect in film that made theatrical debut at Sundance Film Festival

CNN Films Holy Hell

CNN Films will premiere HOLY HELL on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm Eastern, the network announced today.  The film reveals the compelling story of life inside Buddhafield, a mysterious spiritual community that originated in the 1980s in West Hollywood.  The film is directed by Will Allen, himself a member and the unofficial documentarian of the sect for 22 years.

The close-knit Buddhafield aspired to an artistic utopian communal life, led by an enigmatic, charismatic guru, Michel.  Buddhafield members pursued his vision for fulfillment while living together, exploring nature, and performing together.  Gradually, several Buddhafield members came to grow disenchanted with Michel, including Allen, and allege emotional manipulation and even physical abuse by Michel.

Throughout his years among Buddhafield, Allen filmed life from within the group.  After what Allen describes as “many painful years” living among Buddhafield, he grew disillusioned, ultimately leaving and taking many of his films with him.

Allen’s resulting film is as revealing as it is terrifying.  HOLY HELL offers a mesmerizing look into how powerfully attractive a spiritual sect like Buddhafield can be, and how alluring a powerful personality like Michel can be in the universal search for meaning and purpose that all humans seek.

In addition to the premiere broadcast, HOLY HELL will encore Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern.  For additional content about HOLY HELL, please visit: www.CNN.com/HolyHell. FULL POST

CNN Worldwide Earns 15 News & Documentary Emmy Nominations Setting New Network Record
July 21st, 2016
02:57 PM ET

CNN Worldwide Earns 15 News & Documentary Emmy Nominations Setting New Network Record

CNN Worldwide was honored with 15 News & Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, it was announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  Setting a new network record, the nominations were spread across CNN’s diverse brand portfolio including CNN/U.S., CNN en Español, CNN Original Series and CNN Films.
CNN’s nominations include:
OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

Anderson Cooper 360

Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon

OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORT IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

US Spy Plane Over China

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

Anderson Cooper 360

Secret Deaths: The Hospital with a Serious Heart Problem

OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

Anderson Cooper 360

#BeingThirteen: Inside the Secret World of Teens

Anderson Cooper 360

Police Under Fire

OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE OF A CURRENT NEWS STORY: LONG FORM

CNN Special Report

CNN Debates Coverage                                                                                                            

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING: LONG FORM

CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow

Hunger Games: Feeding America's Most Vulnerable Children

CNN Original Series          

High Profits: Dreams of Empire    

BEST DOCUMENTARY

CNN Films  

Life Itself                                                                                                                                   

OUTSTANDING EDITING: DOCUMENTARY AND LONG FORM

CNN Films                                                                                                                                   

Life Itself

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION AND SCENIC DESIGN

CNN Original Series

The Hunt with John Walsh: Torture House                                                                               

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

CNN Brand Campaign                                                                                                              

AC/AB Heart of the Story

The Seventies         

The Seventies Campaign

OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST OR NEWS MAGAZINE IN SPANISH

CNN en Español

Directo USA

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN SPANISH

CNN en Español

DOCUfilms

Muros de Agua

 

About CNN

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media.  Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world.  CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

 


Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN en Espanol • CNN Films • CNN Originals Series • CNN U.S.
CNN Original Series, CNN Films Earn Nine Primetime Emmy® Nominations
July 14th, 2016
03:15 PM ET

CNN Original Series, CNN Films Earn Nine Primetime Emmy® Nominations

CNN was honored with nine Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, it was announced today by the Television Academy.  The nominations this year tie the network’s nominations by the Television Academy in previous years, and include the fourth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and the network’s first-ever nomination in the “Exceptional Merit” category for Documentary Filmmaking for The Hunting Ground.  This is also the first nomination for United Shades of America (Objective Media Group America) with W. Kamau Bell, which is in its first season, and the third consecutive nomination for the production team that created The Seventies (Playtone / Herzog & Company).

CNN’s diverse nominations include:

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program (“Cuba”) – Directors of Photography: Todd Liebler & Zach Zamboni

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) – Brian Bracken, Sound Editor, Nick Bridgden, Co-Sound Designer

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) – Benny Mouthon, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program (“Borneo”) – Written by Anthony Bourdain FULL POST

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