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CNN Films’ exec contract expires, moves to Showtime

Vinnie Malhotra, who was senior vice president of development and acquisitions at CNN Worldwide, has parted with the network he has worked for since March 2012.

His contract had expired, and in a statement to Deadline, a CNN spokesperson said, “Vinnie Malhotra was integral to the launch of CNN Series and Films and is a terrific executive that has been a big part of our success. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.”

Malhotra was credited with founding CNN Films and running its day-to-day operations (including the popular and controversial film, Blackfish); he also handled the development and production of CNN’s original series, such as Parts Unknown, Inside Man, Chicagoland, The Sixties, The Seventies, and others.

He joins Showtime as the senior vice president of Documentaries, Unscripted and Sports Programming.


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