THE STAR OF ‘PLEASE LIKE ME’ NAMED TO “OUT100″ LIST

‘Please Like Me’ creator and star Josh Thomas named to “OUT100″ list.

http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/out100-2014/2014/11/11/funnymen-jonathan-van-ness-john-roberts-josh-thomas-gabe-liedman

http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/out100-2014

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The Moment: October 14, 1968: Paul Lynde is made “center square” on Hollywood Squares, which featured other gay comedians like Wayland Flowers (and his puppet sidekick, Madame).

Though voiced by a gay man, Linda Belcher from Fox’s Bob’s Burgers is probably TV’s most…

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WHY ‘CITIZENFOUR’ DESERVES A BEST PICTURE OSCAR NOMINATION

Participant’s ‘CITIZENFOUR’ is featured in Variety as a “superb documentary,” and a contender for a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

 

Why ‘Citizenfour’ Deserves a Best Picture Oscar Nomination

Variety  - November 19, 2014

By Brent Lang

 

 

No documentary in history has ever scored a best picture nomination at the Oscars. Not “Hoop Dreams.” Not “The War Room.” Not “Harlan County…

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Laura Poitras reflects on the making ‘CITIZENFOUR’ on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Laura Poitras reflects on the making of Participant’s ‘CITIZENFOUR’ in an exclusive interview on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/extended-interviews/ryk2p8/laura-poitras-extended-interview

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‘The Look of Silence’ has been awarded the DOX:AWARD at the prestigious CPH:DOX

The Look of Silence wins top prize at CPH:DOX

Screen International  - November 14, 2014

By Wendy Mitchell

 

Winners also include E-Team and Olmo & The Seagull. The winners were announced at CPH:DOX tonight in Copenhagen’s lavish Hotel D’Angleterre hotel, followed by a party at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The top prize, the DOX:AWARD, went to Joshua Oppenheimer’s lauded The Look of Silence, his follow-up film…

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‘MERCHANTS OF DOUBT’ SHOWS HOW PUBLIC OPINION IS MANIPULATED

The LA Times gives a positive review of Participant’s ‘Merchants of Doubt’ and calls the documentary “enthralling” and “fascinating,” as it highlights the perils of global warming, and the ways public opinion is manipulated.

 

‘Merchants of Doubt’ shows how public opinion is manipulated

Los Angeles Times  – November 13, 2014

By Kenneth Turan

 

Don’t underestimate Robert Kenner’s “Merchants of Doubt.” It may sound like a standard-issue advocacy documentary…

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Participant’s CITIZENFOUR gathered an unprecedented six nominations for the Cinema Eye Honors, one of the top awards for non-fiction filmmaking.

Audience Choice

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

Outstanding Achievement in Production

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Participant Media’s year-long campaign ‘Return the Service’ celebrates Veterans Day with activities and events honoring those who served our country.

Participant Media celebrates vets with events and activities on and around Veteran’s Day, today!

That Which I Love Destroys Me, a documentary exploring PTSD through the eyes of two returning vets, premieres today on Pivot. The documentary from Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch) debuted late October at the Austin Film Festival to an emotional reception and standing ovation.

TakePart.com continues its focus on veterans, their triumphs and challenges in returning home…

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Pivot to Premiere PTSD Documentary on Veterans Day (Exclusive)

Ahead of its Exclusive Premiere on Veterans Day, The Hollywood Reporter features Pivot’s ‘That Which I Love Destroys Me,’ the powerful documentary that takes a look at the lives of veterans returning from war.

 

 

Pivot to Premiere PTSD Documentary on Veterans Day (Exclusive)

 

The Hollywood Reporter  – November 7, 2014

By Aaron Couch

 

 

Pivot TV…

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A Most Violent Year’ Gets A Most Enthusiastic Send-Off Into Oscar Race ­AFI Fest

Jeff Skoll and The Participant Team celebrated the World Premiere of ‘A Most Violent Year,’ kicking off the 2014 AFI Fest last night. Currently rated 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was greeted enthusiastically by critics as awards season kicks into high gear.

 

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‘A Most Violent Year’ Gets A Most Enthusiastic Send-Off…

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TakePart receives five nominations for the 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards.

Participant’s digital network was nominated in the following categories:

 

Consumer – Column / Blog – General Interest 

  • Participant Media | TakePart.com – “Jane Says”, June 2013

 

Consumer – News Coverage 

  • Participant Media | TakePart.com – “This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans For $9″, December 2013
  • Participant Media | TakePart.com – Transgender Coverage, March 2014

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