About Us


Participant Media is the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant’s content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. Participant’s more than 75 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc., and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 52 Academy Award® nominations and 11 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (www.soulpancake.com), is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans.

Executive Team

Jeff Skoll
Founder & Chairman
David Linde
Chief Executive Officer
Sam Neswick
Chief Operating Officer
Andy Kim
Chief Financial Officer
Gabriel Brakin
General Counsel & EVP, Business Affairs
Lynn Heymont
EVP, Human Resources
Jonathan King
EVP, Narrative Film
Christina Kounelias
EVP, Worldwide Marketing & Communications
Diane Weyermann
EVP, Documentary Film

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