Neon Films Lands Worldwide Theatrical Rights to Todd Douglas Miller Doc ‘Apollo 11’ (Video)

CNN movie features never-before-seen footage of moon-landing feat

Last Updated: July 20, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Neon Films has acquired the worldwide theatrical rights to Todd Douglas Miller’s “Apollo 11” documentary.

CNN Films will retain domestic TV rights to the State Pictures production, which features never-before-seen, large-format film footage of the moon landing mission.

“Apollo 11” is currently in post-production. Producers for Statement Pictures include Miller and Thomas Petersen. Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Films are executive producers.

Watch a teaser above.

Miller won an Emmy for his “Dinosaur 13” doc, which was also executive produced by CNN Films.

“Apollo 11” is the second film distribution collaboration between Neon and CNN Films this year. Previously, the two teamed up on “Three Identical Strangers,” which was a darling of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

The deal for “Apollo 11” was negotiated by Josh Braun, Matt Burke and Ben Braun of Submarine, CNN’s Stacey Wolf, and Evan Krauss of Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP.

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Yes, that’s 49 years ago today.