Frequently Asked Questions
See below for the questions we are most frequently asked. If the answer to your question is not in the list below, don't hesitate to Contact Us.
We only accept submissions via guild-affiliated literary representation. Any unsolicited material will be returned unopened. Additionally, per Participant’s mandate, all submissions must include a social issue as part of its focus.
For all documentary submissions, we require the following:
- A formal proposal
- A line item budget
- Filmmaker and/or Producer bios
- Demo Reel or Work-in-Progress Reel
- A completed and signed Documentary Submission Agreement
Please mail these elements to:
Participant Media Documentary Development
331 Foothill Drive, 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Participant Media is a privately owned company. Please refer to www.jeffskollgroup.com for more information.
Participant Media is partnered with PublicAffairs Books to publish a line of official companion tie-in books for certain film titles. These books are available at Amazon.com, and most chain and independent bookstores, as well as digital downloadable versions for Kindle, Nook, iPad and other tablets and reading devices.
Participant Media does not accept unsolicited manuscripts of any kind.
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Human Resources department will contact you if there are any relevant positions available. Participant Media has an intern program for the spring, summer and fall semesters. We ask that all applicants be able to commit at least 2 – 3 days per week and must be currently enrolled in college and working towards school credit. If interested, please send your resume for future semesters to email@example.com.
Participant Media does not facilitate the physical production of our projects.
All interview and appearance requests, or other press inquires, should be directed to our Communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To host a U.S. screening of Food,Inc., The Cove or Last Call at the Oasis, please contact Swank Films at www.swank.com or 800-876-5577. For An Inconvenient Truth or Waiting for ’Superman’, please contact Criterion Pictures at www.criterionpicusa.com or 800-890-9494. For films not listed above or to host a screening outside the U.S., please visit our contact us page. Please specify the film you’re interested in and where the screening will be.
You must contact the licensing department of the distributor for that particular film. If you are based in the U.S., you need to contact the U.S. distributor, which is listed on the film page for that specific title. If you are based outside of the U.S., please use the contact form on this page for the international distributor or sales agent.
We’re sorry, but as a small company, we do not have the resources to provide help for specific projects.