CNN has picked up domestic broadcast rights to Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The cable channel plans to premiere the PCH Films documentary in June and again in November. The film was directed by James Keach and produced by Trevor Albert and Keach.
“We look forward to having the Campbells’ brave story – unfortunately familiar to too many American families – on CNN,” said Albert. “This partnership will guarantee that millions of people will have the opportunity to see our movie and understand just how important it is to both raise awareness – and find an end – to Alzheimer’s disease.”
The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” which will be performed at tonight’s ceremony by Tim McGraw.
“[The pharmaceutical group] Eli Lilly and Company has been committed to advancing Alzheimer’s research and treatment for over 25 years,” said CNN ad sales executive vice president Katrina Cukaj. “Through this thoughtful partnership, we are proud to align our efforts around this powerful film.”
The deal was negotiated by CNN’s Courtney Sexton and Stacey Wolf, and by Lisa Callif of Donaldson+Callif for the filmmakers.