RBG DOCUMENTARY HEADING TO CNN: The documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsberg is set to air on CNN next month, four months after its theatrical release. The film, from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, premieres on Labor Day at 9 p.m. (September 3rd), with an encore on September 9that 8 p.m. The network is also launching a podcast next week dubbed Beyond Notorious; staffers Poppy Harlow and Jeffrey Toobin will host. RBG was a surprise hit in theaters, earning $14 million.
NETFLIX CFO EXITING: Chief Financial Officer David Wells is leaving Netflix, the streamer has announced. He has been with Netflix since 2004 and plans to help choose his successor. Wells has been at the helm during a huge rise in content spending; programming costs are projected to reach $12 billion this year. Some of that is devoted to multi-year deals with heavy hitters like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.
THE ASPERN PAPERS TO DEBUT AT VENICE: The Venice Film Festival will show a special screening of Julien Landais’ The Aspern Papers. An adaptation of the classic Henry James story of the same name stars Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. She will also be the recipient of this year’s Golden Lion lifetime award. The Aspern Papers novella is based on letters Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote to Mary Shelley's stepsister Claire Clairmont. The 75th Venice Film Festival takes place Aug. 29-Sept. 8.
FIRST STILLS OF SABRINA LAND: Kiernan Shipka and Netflix have shared the first images of herself as Sabrina Spellman in the streamer’s coming-of-age Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series. The show is an expansion of the Riverdale universe on The CW. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina releases its first 10-episode season Oct. 26 on Netflix. It has already been picked up for a second season.