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CNN Acquires Film by Jose Antonio Vargas

VargasCNN Films has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to “Documented,” a feature-length film about undocumented immigrant and former Washington Post and Huffington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas. The film will premiere on CNN/U.S. next spring, following its debut at the IDFA film festival which begins tomorrow in Amsterdam. “The film is in honor of 11 million undocumented immigrants – many of us Americans in all but paper,” says Vargas who wrote and directed the film. “It is a privilege to be associated with CNN Films in bringing ‘Documented’ to television.”

“Documented” chronicles Vargas’s journey to America from the Philippines as a child and his journey through America as an immigration reform activist.

Executive producers of “Documented” include technology entrepreneur Sean Parker, publicist/consultant Matthew Hiltzik and Scott Budnick, one of the executive producers of “The Hangover” films.

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Would You Drop Out for a Chance to Move Up?

CNBC is partnering with billionaire investor and Silicon Valley legend Peter Thiel as he searches for the next Edison, Jobs or Zuckerberg.

In a two-part special, “20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow,” CNBC follows 20 young inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs as they vie for a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. But there’s a catch, Just like Edison and Jobs and Zuckerberg, the Thiel Fellowship winner will need to walk away from college.

“The world’s hardest problems aren’t going to solve themselves. If you have a great idea, the right time to work on it isn’t four years off—it’s now,” said Thiel. “We’re looking forward to giving a new class of Thiel Fellows the time, mentorship, and support to bring their most innovative dreams to life.”

CNBC’s “20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow,” debuting August 13 at 10pmET, also features Silicon Valley stars Sean Parker and Elon Musk.