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CNN Films Acquires President in Waiting


Jeffrey Roth’s documentary feature President in Waiting, which features interviews with all six living U.S. vice presidents, has been acquired by CNN Films.

From Playground Productions, the film sees President-elect Joe Biden discussing key moments in his tenure as VP. CNN Films acquired the broadcast rights for North America and is set to air the film on December 5.

“CNN Films is known for premiering important stories of the day that impact our country, so I couldn’t be more thrilled for the film to have this opportunity,” said Roth.

Roth interviewed all six living vice presidents and former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

“Jeffrey Roth’s storytelling and his ability to bring this incredible cast of subjects together on film make President in Waiting essential viewing,” said Courtney Sexton, senior VP for CNN Films. “Everyone wanting to better understand contemporary American history will want to see Jeffrey’s thoughtful film.”


About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on [email protected]


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