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Laura Kim Takes Marketing Reins at Participant Media

It makes sense for Laura Kim to take over the marketing reins at Participant Media. The marketing veteran loves documentaries and independent film--has a passion for them in fact.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 5, 2014 6:08 PM
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Davis Guggenheim's Malala Yousafzai Documentary Gets Backing from Participant Media

Participant Media has come aboard Davis Guggenheim's documentary on Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2014 4:45 PM
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Will Participant's Latest Spanish Co-Production Expose Corporate Pollution?

Last week, it was announced that Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman would star in Lluis Quilez's "Out of the Dark," a supernatural thriller presented by Participant Media. What political position will the film be taking on?
  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • April 29, 2013 5:19 PM
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Participant Media Launches New Cable Network, 'Pivot,' with a Social Conscience and HitRECord Joe

Everybody loves cable these days. Wednesday at an Upfront presentation at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which backs entertainment that accelerates social change (“Lincoln,” “The Help,” “An Inconvenient Truth”) announced the August 1 launch of its new cable network, pivot. Participant is targeting Millennials ages 18-34 with its “TV That Matters For The New Greatest Generation” programming slate, full list below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 27, 2013 1:23 PM
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Participant Media and UCLA School of Film & TV Announce Fellowship in Honor of Oscar-Winning Producer Jake Eberts

Participant Media and the UCLA School of Film, Theater and Television have announced the formation of a distinguished fellowship in honor of Oscar-winning film producer Jake Eberts (1941-2012). "The Jake Eberts Fellowship for Social Impact Filmmaking" is for the school's graduate students focused on feature film development, social media and digital post-production.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2013 2:17 PM
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Berlin Market: Charlize Theron Goes to 'Dark Places,' Plus Tom Hardy's 'Locke' and Participant's Spanish Language Films

News out of the Berlinale market includes "Dark Places" with Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy's "Locke" and Participant's agreement with Spanish production houses Canana, Fabula and Dynamo...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 7, 2013 1:56 PM
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Participant Media to Launch Cable Channel in 2013; 'Entertainment to Inspire Social Change'

Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which has backed a number of consciousness-raising narrative and documentary features -- "Lincoln," "The Help" and "An Inconvenient Truth," for example -- is extending its reach to TV and launching a cable channel in summer of 2013. The target demographic is 18-to-34-year-olds.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 12:47 PM
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Sundance News: Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire 'Middle of Nowhere'

Participant Media and AFFRM have acquired US rights to Ana DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere." The director's sophomore film is an understated emotional drama chronicling a woman's separation from her incarcerated husband.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 27, 2012 7:32 PM
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Sundance Trailer: 'Finding North' Shows Hunger Crisis in America

Sundance premieres "Finding North" on January 22. Participant media's documentary on hunger features the likes of Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio to push the message that child hunger is an American crisis, with one in four of our children struggling to eat...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 19, 2012 1:35 PM
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