CNN Creates Feature Doco Division

CNN has announced that it is starting a new division to make feature-length documentaries for release both theatrically and on television.

The first film off the rank, “Girl Rising,” tells the story of several girls fighting tough odds to achieve their dreams. The film will premiere next spring.

Richard Robbins (“Operation Homecoming”) directs the project which will feature the voice talents of Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington and Selena Gomez.