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Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media Acquire Rights for 'RBG' from CNN Films at Sundance Film Festival

Participant Media and Magnolia to share worldwide theatrical, home video, SVOD, and international TV broadcast rights; CNN Films to have U.S.

Participant Media and Industry Distribution Leader, Within, Partner on Participant's "This is Climate Change" Virtual Reality Series

New Four-Part Series Directed by Danfung Dennis and Eric Strauss, and Co-Produced by Participant and Condition One, Builds on 2017's Immersive Melt

Participant Media to Produce and Finance Green Book Starring Academy Award-Nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award-Winner Mahershala Ali

Linda Cardellini Also Joins Cast of Film Inspired by Friendship Between Anthony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga and Musician Dr. Don Shirley

Sundance Selects Acquires U.S. and Canadian Rights to Rachel Dretzin's Documentary Far From the Tree, From Participant Media

The film, which is based on the best-selling book by Andrew Solomon, to world premiere this week at DOC NYC

A New Ground-breaking short film series, "We Are Witnesses," Presents A Revelatory Look Inside the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Produced by The Marshall Project, Participant Media, The New Yorker, and Conde Nast Entertainment, All Eighteen Films are Now available on

Participant Media Names Girl Rising Co-founder Holly Gordon as its Chief Impact Officer

Gordon Will Drive Development and Execution of Social Impact Campaigns to Further Strengthen Company's Mission

Participant Media, Lionsgate and City of Kindness Launch #ChooseKind City Initiative in Celebration of upcoming film, Wonder

Nationwide Campaign Partners with Local U.S. Cities to Encourage Kind Acts and Champion Inspirational Messages of Kindness

Participant Media Promotes Veteran Executives Jonathan King And Diane Weyermann to Lead Company's Expanded Film And Television Content Slate

Weyermann Now Holds Title of President of Documentary Film & Television, and King Will Now Serve as President of Narrative Film & Telev

Participant Media And Working Title Wrap Production On José Padilha’s Untitled Entebbe Project

Taut Political Thriller Stars Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike; Lionsgate to Begin Foreign Sales at European Film Market: Focus Features to Distribut

Participant Media Partners With Lionsgate To Represent International Rights To Upcoming Feature Film Slate

Partnership Kicks Off in Berlin Next Month with Lionsgate Sales of Participant’s 'Entebbe' and 'Captive State'

Paramount Pictures And Participant Media To Release The Follow-Up To 'An Inconvenient Truth'

A Decade Following Vice President Al Gore’s Landmark Climate Crisis Call To Action Was Released, Paramount Partners With Participant Media To Bring

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s (www.participantmedia.com) content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 40 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change. Participant’s content and social impact mandate speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing over 2 billion consumers who are compelled to make impactful content a priority focus. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues.

 Participant’s more than 80 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc. and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 56 Academy Award® nominations and 12 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Best Foreign Language Film for A Fantastic Woman. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (www.soulpancake.com), is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans. Follow Participant Media on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram. Follow SoulPancake on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.