Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about Participant Media on the Company page.
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
Please mail these elements to:
331 Foothill Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Learn more about TakePart on the Participant Digital page.
Learn more about Pivot on the Participant TV page.
TakePart does not accept unsolicited submissions. If you have an idea for a story, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
TakePartTV only accepts submissions from agents and YouTube Partners. Any unsolicited submissions will be returned unopened.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participant Media does not facilitate the physical production of our projects.
All interview and appearance requests, or other press queries should be directed to our Public Relations consultants, DDA PR. Please email email@example.com.
If you wish to host a screening in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For public screenings of previously released films, please contact Swank Films,
www.swank.com, or 800-876-5577.
Schools may screen An Inconvenient Truth, for free, without a license, ONLY IF it is part of the curriculum for a particular class and the screening is limited to that class. If the film will be shown at an all-school assembly, the school would need a license from Swank.
Films Not Yet Released: Please email email@example.com.
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.