IndieWire debuted the trailer for ‘Misconception,’ premiering this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival

Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Tribeca Doc ‘Misconception,’ From Oscar-Winner Jessica Yu

 

By Nigel M Smith

IndieWire - April 14, 2014

 

The world isn’t getting any less crowded these days. That fact is explored in Academy Award winner Jessica Yu’s documentary feature “Misconception,” in which she details not only the growing world population that threatens the Earth’s resources, but also the impact it will…

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Indiewire interviewed ‘Misconception’ director Jessica Yu in advance of the film’s premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers: Jessica Yu Reveals a Growing Danger in ‘Misconception’

 

By Ziyad Saadi

Indiewire - April 11,  2014

 

The world isn’t getting any less crowded these days, but that terrifying fact is best captured this year in Jessica Yu’s documentary feature “Misconception,” in which she details not only the growing world population that threatens the Earth’s resources, but also the underappreciated…

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“Si, se puede”, says Jeff Skoll

“Si, se puede”, says Jeff Skoll, determined to grow his social mission film company

 

By Astrid Zweynert

Thomson Reuters Foundation - April 10, 2014

 

Jeff Skoll doesn’t do things by halves. He made his billionaire fortune with eBay, he is the executive producer of Oscar-winning movies, he hosts one of the world’s largest gatherings of social entrepreneurs every year – to name just a…

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TAG and its partner Samsung’s “Create The Future” video were nominated in the Online Film & Video: Technology category for the 18th Annual Webby Awards.

 

http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/online-film-video/general-film-categories/technology/create-the-future

 

Voting is open at http://www.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced on April 29th…

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The release date for A Monster Calls was announced in The Hollywood Reporter

‘A Monster Calls’ to Hit Theaters in Fall 2016 

 

By Pamela McClintock

The Hollywood Reporter – April 09, 2014

 

Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona — whose credits include “The Impossible” — is directing the fantasy-adventure.

Focus Features is planning an aggressive nationwide release for A Monster Calls on October 14, 2016.

Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona is directing the big screen adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning…

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Timed to Malala Yousafzai’s appearance at the Skoll World Forum, Variety reports Participant Media will partner on her upcoming documentary

Participant Media Boards Malala Yousafzai Docu As Co-Financer With Image Nation

 

By Nick Vivarelli

 

Variety - April 9, 2014

Participant Media is joining Image Nation Abu Dhabi as co-financer of the upcoming documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt. Docu is being helmed by “Waiting for Superman” director Davis Guggenheim.

The Malala docu is produced by Walter…

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hitRECord on TV receives 3 nominations for the 18th Annual Webby Awards

HITRECORD ON TV/ hitRECord has received 3 nominations for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. This year’s awards received more than 12,000 entries from over 60 countries and with only 8 percent selected as nominees.

  • Online Film & Video / Video Channels and Networks / Variety: hitRECord YouTube Channel
  • Online Film & Video / General Film Categories / Variety: HITRECORD ON TV – RE: THE NUMBER ONE
  • Honorees

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San Jose Mercury News mentions TakePart’s “Teacher Stories” campaign inspired by the documentary “Teach”

Inspired by Acclaimed Documentary ‘Teach,’ TakePart.com Launches ‘Teacher Stories’ Campaign, Pledging up to Fifty Thousand Dollars to U.S. Public Schools

DonorsChoose.org, GreatSchools.org, and other leading organizations supporting new campaign at www.takepart.com/teach

 

San Jose Mercury News  - April 7, 2014 –

 

Inspired by the stories of great teachers featured in the acclaimed documentary Teach, Participant Media’s TakePart.com has launched ‘Teacher Stories’, a campaign encouraging…

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ABC reports on the life of America’s farm workers, and Cesar Chavez’s struggle for change.

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http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/migrant-workers-struggle-change-23202398

 

 

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Jim Berk speaks to Fast Company about Participant Media’s 10-year history of social impact.

HOW PARTICIPANT MEDIA GETS YOU TO CARE ABOUT MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

BY USING ENTERTAINMENT TO COMPEL SOCIAL CHANGE, THE COMPANY PROVES THAT DOING GOOD CAN ALSO BE GOOD FOR BUSINESS.

 

By Lindsay Lavine

FastCompany - April 8, 2014

 

What do the films An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., The Help, and Lincoln all have in common?

They were produced by Participant Media, and launched countless…

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