‘HITRECORD ON TV’ and ‘Please Like Me’ nominated for Best New Cable Program by the Cablefax Program Awards.

Best New Cable Program

  • AMERICA with Jorge Ramos, Fusion Network
  • Bring It!, Lifetime Networks
  • Broad City, Comedy Central
  • Fargo, FX
  • Life Below Zero, National Geographic Channel
  • Please Like Me, Pivot
  • True Detective, HBO
  • Wahlburgers, A&E


See the full list of nominees: http://www.cablefax.com/eventsawardswebinars/program-top-ops-awards-breakfast?hq_e=el&hq_m=2934357&hq_l=2&hq_v=e33f918b3a


‘Please Like Me,’ a series that is “as savvy with its visuals as it is with the dialogue” is featured on USA TODAY

Have you fallen in love with ‘Please Like Me’ yet?

By Whitney Matheson

USA TODAY  - August 21, 2014


Can you remember the last time you fell for a TV show? I’m not talking about a series that offers a decent escape from reality; I’m biding my time with plenty of those this summer. No, I’m referring to that rare gem that presents a world…


Tom Szaky spoke to The Star Ledger about the docu-series ‘Human Resources’, and his company’s work to “expand its recycling mission.”

Is Trenton’s TerraCycle reality show an upcycled version of ‘The Office’ on Pivot TV?

By Times of Trenton Editorial Board

The Star Ledger  - August 21, 2014


Sold as fertilizer in used soda bottles, worm excrement set the scene for the still unfolding Cinderella story of TerraCycle.

Founder Tom Szaky began TerraCycle in his Princeton University dorm room, then moved operations into a…


Following HITRECORD ON TV!’s win at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared last night on Late Show with David Letterman.



Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqfYRfCO6ig



Congratulations to The Square – in addition to the previously announced HITRECORD ON TV – for a total of four Participant Media wins at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The company’s overall total is now six Emmys, including two wins for FOOD, INC. in 2009.


The Square

Directing for Nonfiction Programming

Editing for Nonfiction Programming

Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming



Social TV Experience for Creative Achievement…


Time featured Pivot’s ‘Please Like Me.’

How an American Network Saved One of TV’s Best Twentysomethings

By Nola Feeney

Time  - August 8, 2014 –


Australia’s Please Like Me resists the idea that growing up means getting your life together.

Josh Thomas will be the first to say that the character he plays on his show Please Like Me - the character based on and named after himself, mind you – is something of…


Entertainment Weekly gives ‘Please Like Me’ an ‘A.’

Please Like Me 

By Melissa Maerz

Entertainment Weekly  - August 7, 2014



So you haven’t seen the very funny Australian comedy Please Like Me? I’d prefer to blame this unfortunate fact on one of two things: Either (a) you don’t have Pivot, the cable channel for ”passionate Millennials” that airs…


‘Human Resources’ on Pivot, Gives Hope to the Working Young

Making the Best of Trash, While Finding Meaning

‘Human Resources’ on Pivot, Gives Hope to the Working Young

By NEIL GENZLINGERAUG. Aug. 7, 2014, New York Times

Participant Media’s Pivot aims its programming at millennials and uses the motto “It’s your turn.” But plenty of millennials have found that it is not their turn. They’re stuck in drab low-level jobs despite excellent…


The World Bank calls ‘Contagion,’ a good example of a film addressing pandemic disease.

The World Bank features the 2011 movie ‘Contagion,’ as a good example of a film addressing the subject of pandemic disease.

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak

By Margaret Miller

The World Bank  - August 6, 2014


In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (See the trailer here)…


Jeff Skoll was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet at last night’s New York Premiere for ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ Premiere: Helen Mirren, Steven Spielberg Fete Food-Fusion Film

By Ashley Lee

The Hollywood Reporter  - August 5, 2014 –


Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King and Jim Berk. “It takes the stereotypes people have of each other, and then breaks them down so that people see each other as human,” Skoll told THR. “The respect builds when they see how much…