Executive Vice President, Production
Jonathan King oversees development and production of Participant’s slate of narrative feature films. Participant Media’s output is driven by the idea that a good story well told can make a real difference in today’s world. For Participant, Jonathan has overseen the production of such films as The Help, Contagion, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Lincoln, No, Snitch and the upcoming Cesar Chavez.
Prior to joining Participant, Jonathan worked as both a producer and an executive for companies including Focus Features, Laurence Mark Productions, and Miramax Films. Some of the movies he has worked on include Dreamgirls, The Lookout, Finding Forrester, Studio 54, Guinevere, and Judas Kiss. He started his film career in MGM/UA’s New York office, scouting books, theater, and independent films.
Jonathan currently serves on the board of advisors for the Outfest Legacy Project, a partnership with the UCLA Film and Television Archive that restores and preserves important works of queer cinema. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Florida State University Film School and on the board of directors of the John Alexander Project, a new non-profit dedicated to nurturing and supporting innovative investigative journalism. He lives in Venice, California.