Courtney Sexton Promoted to Senior Vice President for CNN Films

Sexton’s recent films include “Apollo 11” and “RBG”

Courtney Sexton
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Courtney Sexton, a seasoned producer and development executive, has been promoted to senior vice president of CNN Films, the network announced on Thursday.

Sexton joined CNN in 2013 and executive produced recent films like “Apollo 11” and “Halston,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and the Primetime Emmy-nominated documentaries “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers,” and “Love, Gilda.” Other films she’s been involved with through CNN Films include “Blackfish,” “Steve Jobs: The Man and the Machine,” and “American Jail.”

Sexton was previously an executive at Participant Media for eight years and oversaw films like “An Inconvenient Truth,” which nabbed the best documentary Oscar in 2007, and “Page One: Inside the New York Times” and “Food, Inc.”

Based in Los Angeles, Sexton will report to Amy Entelis, CNN Worldwide’s executive vice president for talent and content distribution.