The Imposter (movie)

CNN Films adds an acquisition unit

CNN Films adds an acquisition unit

CNN is making a further push into the documentary film business with the creation of an acquisition unit.

The cable news channel, which last year launched CNN Films to make and finance documentaries, will now also buy older documentaries for the network through its newly created CNN Films Presents banner.

"March of the Penguins," which won an Oscar for best documentary, and "The Imposter" are the first purchases of CNN Films Presents." Both will air on CNN in January. "March of the Penguins" will debut Jan. 2; "The Imposter," a 2012 documentary about French conman Frédéric Bourdin, will air Jan....

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