Courtney Sexton is Executive Vice President of Documentary Film and Television at Participant, the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that stands at the intersection of art and activism. In this role, Sexton oversees the company’s documentary content.
Prior to Participant, Sexton was Senior Vice President for CNN Films, where she supervised the production of documentary films for theatrical exhibition and distribution across CNN’s platforms, as well as for distribution by other partners. During her tenure, she executive produced films including GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN, The Last Movie Stars, Oscar® nominee NAVALNY, John Lewis: Good Trouble, Apollo 11, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, RBG and Three Identical Strangers.
Before joining CNN, Sexton worked as a development executive at Participant in documentary production. During her first stint at Participant, her projects included the Academy Award®-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Academy Award®-nominated Food, Inc., Standard Operating Procedure, and Page One: Inside The New York Times.