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  • Amy Entelis serves as executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide. She is based in New York.

    Entelis is responsible for the development, production, and acquisition of original, long-form premium content for CNN Worldwide. Since joining CNN in 2012, she has overseen and executive produced more than 45 multi-part documentary series and 50 feature-length documentary films, earning more than 110 awards and 445 nominations for the cable network. Entelis also is the senior talent executive at CNN Worldwide, responsible for the recruitment and development of all on-air talent for CNN programming and platforms. Under her leadership, CNN launched four premium content brands for the network's global platforms: CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series, for which Entelis and her team develop nonfiction programming; CNN Films, for which Entelis produces and acquires documentary films for festival, theatrical, broadcast, and streaming distribution; and CNN Films Presents, for which Entelis acquires encore runs of notable documentary films for broadcast on CNN.

    Over the last decade, Entelis and her team have built the CNN Original Series brand, bringing to audiences twelve seasons of the 13-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, produced by Zero Point Zero Production, which won Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Informational Series in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 as well as a Peabody Award for excellence and meritorious work. Entelis' series content team developed and executive produced the two-time Emmy® Award-winning Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, which received consecutive Primetime Emmy® Awards in 2021 and 2022 for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Program, and the five-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, which received back-to-back Primetime Emmy® Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. To date, CNN Original Series has earned a total of 21 Emmy® Awards.

    Developed under Entelis' leadership for CNN Original Series are: the forthcoming Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico; This is Life with Lisa Ling; the Primetime Emmy® Award-nominated "Decades Series": The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties, The 2000s, and the forthcoming The 2010s, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog; Reframed: Marilyn Monroe, narrated by Jessica Chastain; First Ladies; The History of Comedy, executive produced by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Mark Herzog, and Christopher Cowen; Lincoln: Divided We Stand, narrat