CNN Films has picked up domestic TV rights to the nuclear power documentary Pandora’s Promise. The cable news network will air the Robert Stone-directed film in November after its theatrical release. Pandora’s Promise made its U.S. debut this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Going inside the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and to Chernobyl, the Oscar-nominated Stone chronicles how nuclear power could provide a solution to climate change and the personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have shifted from being anti-nuclear to favoring of the source. The deal with CNN Films was negotiated by Dan Cogan of Impact Partners and Andrew Herwitz, president of the Film Sales Company on behalf of the filmmakers. Abramorama is handling the film’s domestic theatrical distribution.
“Pandora’s Promise should inspire broad discussion on the fundamental issues of economic and social disparities and environmental risks. This is precisely the type of challenging debate we had hoped for when we conceived the mission for CNN Films,” said Amy Entelis, CNN Worldwide SVP Talent and Content Development, in a statement today.
CNN Films was formed in October and made its debut as a buyer at Sundance.