Meghan McCain Spills on Her New Talk Show
5:00 AM PDT 5/16/2013 by Alex Ben Block
The new Pivot cable channel’s mission might be to entertain and encourage social activism, but its founders say it won’t have a political point of view. That was an attraction for Meghan McCain, the 28-year-old daughter of GOP Sen. John McCain, who is producing and hosting an issues-based show on the network…
How Participant’s New Network, Pivot, Aims to Avoid Current TV’s Fate
5:00 AM PDT 5/16/2013 by Alex Ben Block
Can Jeff Skoll do what Al Gore could not?
As the former vice president’s cable channel Current — once hyped as an engine of positive social change — fades to black after its sale to Al Jazeera, Skoll’s Participant Media is preparing for the Aug. 1 launch of Pivot…
By Carol J. Williams
May 16, 2013, 4:00 a.m.
In the 65 years since the creation of Israel and the scattering of millions of Palestinians from their historic homeland, hope of resolving the core crisis of the Middle East has risen to joyous pinnacles like Camp David and crashed into despair with deadly outbreaks of violence and bloodshed.
When Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in 2009…
Top Chef star urges Congress to support anti-hunger programs
Posted by Josh Hicks on May 9, 2013 at 6:00 am
Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio joined with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) to headline a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table” at the Rayburn House Office Building and met with members of Congress to encourage funding to fight hunger, according to a press release from promoters…
May 2, 2013
10 First-time Cable Show Exhibitors Worth Checking Out
By Amy Maclean
One new exhibitor at this year’s Cable Show in D.C. is Pivot, Participant Media’s new television network targeted at Millennials.
The annual Cable Show is a little more than a month away, with the number of exhibitors growing every day. That includes plenty of newbies to the exhibit floor at the Walter E…
Rep. Lois Capps: Santa Barbara County a Model for Attacking Hunger
Despite our country’s great wealth and enormous resources, hunger and food insecurity issues are far too pervasive in our society. In fact, nearly one in four children and four in 10 adults live in food insecure households in Santa Barbara County.
While we are fortunate to have innovative community-based programs to feed our hungry friends and neighbors…
Jeff Skoll moderated a conversation with Elon and Kimbal Musk Monday evening at the Milken Global Conference.
To view the video, please click on the following link: http://www.milkeninstitute.org/presentations/mediapage.taf?ID=3797
First Participant PanAmerica Film, El Ardor, Starring Gael García Bernal and Alice Braga, Begins Production In Argentina
FIRST PARTICIPANT PANAMERICA FILM, EL ARDOR, STARRING GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL AND ALICE BRAGA, BEGINS PRODUCTION IN ARGENTINA
Participant Media is reteaming with No star Gael García Bernal for the first film under their recently-launched Participant PanAmerica initiative, the Western-inspired action adventure El Ardor. Co-starring Alice Braga (Elysium, I Am Legend), El Ardor has begun filming in Argentina under the direction of Pablo Fendrik (Blood Appears, The Mugger), who…
“State 194″ – Bracing Documentary about Building Palestine
Posted: 04/25/2013 5:34 pm
Alan Elsner – Author, ‘Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America’s Prisons’
A new documentary highlighting the efforts of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to build the framework of a Palestinian state opens May 17 in New York and Los Angeles on limited release. One hopes the distributors send it nationwide so that more Americans can see…
JULIA STILES, SCOTT SPEEDMAN AND STEPHEN REA STAR IN
SUPERNATURAL THRILLER OUT OF THE DARK
THE PARTICIPANT PRESENTATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH IMAGE NATION
IS BEING PRODUCED BY DYNAMO AND APACHES
AND IS FILMING IN COLOMBIA
Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook, The Bourne Ultimatum), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow) and Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Crying Game) star in Out of the