Ahead of ‘The Great Invisible’ theatrical release tomorrow, The New York Times calls the film “quietly infuriating.”

Disaster’s Toll on the Gulf and Its People - ‘The Great Invisible,’ on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The New York Times  – October 28, 2014

By Stephen Holden

 

 

“The Great Invisible,” Margaret Brown’s quietly infuriating documentary film about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, includes depressing information that many would probably be happier not knowing.

Since the catastrophe, which began with an …

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Variety names Kent Rees one of Hollywood’s “New Leaders” in TV.

Variety  - October 28, 2014

Hollywood’s New Leaders: TV

Danielle Carrig, 36
Senior VP of publicity and public affairs, Lifetime Networks
Public relations is a passion for Carrig, who works double duty managing publicity and public affairs for the Lifetime brand. “I never thought I would find such a home in the entertainment space,” she says. Carrig got her start working in the nonprofit sector, running a…

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In an interview with Variety this weekend, CITIZENFOUR distributor RADIUS TWC touted the controversial documentary’s strong opening at the box office.

Radius-TWC Chief on ‘Citizenfour’: It’s Going to Get Heated

Variety – October 26, 2014

By Brent Land

 

Citizenfour” rode the national debate over Edward Snowden to a smashing debut at the art house box office this weekend, positioning itself as one of the year’s few documentary success stories. The intimate account of the computer analyst’s decision to blow the whistle on widespread surveillance…

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Participant’s Pivot teams up with Lyft for the #JustVote campaign, encouraging voters to go to the polls.

Pivot and Lyft are Teaming Up To Drive Voters To The Polls.

Rotten Tomatoes  – October 24, 2014

By Sarah Ricard

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Pivot, the socially-conscious cable network owned by Participant Media and founded by billionaire Jeff Skoll, will be shuttling voters to the polls for this year’s mid-term elections. Pivot and its social-action platform TakePart.com…

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The Times-Picayune recommends ‘The Great Invisible,’ centerpiece of the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival.

New Orleans Film Festival best bet: BP oil-spill doc ‘Great Invisible’ puts focus on human toll

The Times-Picayune  – October 20, 2014

By Mike Scott

 

 

There have been other documentaries about the BP oil spill, and there will be many more to come. But director Margaret Brown’s SXSW-decorated “The Great Invisible” stands out not only for providing a comprehensive view of the…

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Al Gore speaks at Dreamforce 2014 about environmental issues, and promotes Participant’s ‘Merchants of Doubt.’

Watch here: http://youtu.be/QBwsEaPunVU?list=PLnobS_RgN7JaWqcrcgqnaGkoShUPxYdwM

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The Nation calls Participant’s ‘Merchants of Doubt’ “simultaneously entertaining, instructive and extremely important.”

A New Documentary Profiles Liars for Hire

The Nation  – October 20, 2014

By Eric Alterman

 

The New York Film Festival, now in its fifty-second year, is unusual in that it combines big-money extravaganzas like Gone Girland Birdmawith small, worthy films whose publicity budgets would barely cover the cost of Ben Affleck’s body waxings. Given the presence of so much of the film world in one…

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Entertainment Weekly interviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda from Pivot’s original series ‘Freestyle Love Supreme.’

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Bringing Freestyle Love Supreme’s Improv Hip-Hop to TV

Entertainment Weekly  – October 20, 2014

By Esther Zuckerman

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda now has what he considers a “superpower” thanks to his years rapping with his hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. That “superpower,” an ability to rhyme with ease on a deadline, has not only affected his own work for the stage, it’s also one of…

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Los Angeles Magazine calls ‘Welcome to Fairfax’, “a show that’s nothing short of remarkable.”

Welcome to Fairfax: A New Generation Reaches for its L.A. Dream

Los Angeles Magazine  – October 17, 2014

By Daniel Schindel

 

 

A distinctly Los Angeles reality show that’s not obsessed with showbiz.

Think of the Fairfax district, and what comes to mind? The Grove, Canter’s, CBS, maybe Pan Pacific Park or The Cinefamily. If you’ve spent time in the community, you’ve…

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Screenwriter Scott Burns and Participant CEO Jim Berk speak to The Wrap about ‘Contagion,’ as the Ebola virus continues to top the global news agenda.

‘Contagion’ Screenwriter Blasts Ebola Panic as ‘Stupidity, Fear and Politics’

The Wrap  - October 17, 2014

By Steve Pond

 

Scott Z. Burns tells The Wrap the current crisis is “a seres of very big mistakes.”

Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns did extensive research into the spread of infectious diseases when he was writing the 2011 Steven Soderberghfilm “Contagion,” and what he sees now with Ebola scares him. But…

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