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Participant Media Teams With eProvStudio / Senior Entrepreneurship Works To Host Global Summits On The 'Experienced Economy'

Timed to the Worldwide Theatrical Release of 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Events in Dublin, London, New York, Washington, D.C., and Brussels To Amplify and Empower the Voice and Economic Vitality of the Over-Fifty Demographic

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (February 9, 2015) -- Participant Media and eProvStudio / Senior Entrepreneurship Works announced they are collaborating on the upcoming “eProvStudio’s Global Summit Series on Senior and Multi-Generational Entrepreneurship: 2015,” to be held in 10 international cities.

At the Summit Series, which kicked-off February 9th, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, attendees advanced policy and legislation that supports access to jobs, capital for business start-ups and acquisitions, and overall economic vitality of the “Experienced Economy” (people 50+) community instead of the traditional move to retirement. Leaders from government, banking, microfinance, business, education, foundations, non-profits, and public policy sectors outline new steps to catalyze research, programs, and policies to advance senior and Multi-Generational entrepreneurship within the workplace.

At each event, Participant Media will screen THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, releasing in the UK on February 27, 2015 and the U.S. on March 6, 2015, an example of how the young and the “young at heart” can support each other to create dramatic social and economic change.

Commenting on the announcement, Elizabeth Isele, eProvstudio’s co-founder and president said, “The goal of the series is to encourage governments and the private sector to recognize the economic significance of the 50+ demographic. More than half of all U.S. small business owners are over-fifty, and people 55-64 have the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity of any age group. eProvStudio and Senior Entrepreneurship Works are thrilled to team with Participant Media to be the some of the first to see THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, an entertaining and illuminating example of the pivotal role that the over-fifty demographic can play in our global economy.”

Chad Boettcher, Participant’s Executive Vice President, Social Action & Advocacy added, “THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL continues the conversation about issues faced by retirees and older workers, and Participant is proud to be part of a coalition raising awareness for the incredible value that the ‘Experienced Economy’ can bring to the global economy.”

The Summit Series launched in Dublin, Ireland on February 9, 2015 and continues to London on February 12, New York on February 23, Washington, D.C. on March 3, and Brussels on March 18, with five additional dates and cities to be announced. 

For more information about “eProvStudio’s Global Summit Series on Senior and Multi-Generational Entrepreneurship: 2015,” visit www.eProvStudio.com.

For more information about THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL visit http://www.takepart.com/second-best-exotic-marigold-hotel.

About The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead.  Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse inSonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.

About Participant Media

Participant Media (http://www.ParticipantMedia.com) is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant's more than 60 films include Good Night, and Good LuckSyrianaAn Inconvenient TruthFood, Inc., Waiting for ‘Superman’The HelpContagion and Lincoln. Participant launches campaigns that bring together government entities, foundations, schools, and others to raise awareness and drive people to take action on issues from each film or television show. Pivot (http://www.pivot.tv/), the company’s television network, is available nationally in 47 million homes, with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. TakePart (http://www.TakePart.com) is Participant’s digital news and lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network, and its television network, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.

About eProvStudio and Senior Entrepreneurship Works 

eProvStudio TM Senior Entrepreneurship Works TM  and it’s Co-Founder and President Elizabeth Isele are recognized globally as pioneering thought leaders in Senior and Multi-Generational Entrepreneurship, building innovative coalitions of individuals, organizations, corporations and governments from all corners of the globe working across sectors, creating systems to boost economic self-reliance, vitality and growth for the Experienced Economy and Multi-Generational teams in the workplace and in new business start-ups. eProvStudio achieves this through consulting with governments, corporations and institutions and  Multi-Generational workshops to help “decode one’s entrepreneurial history” and open the door to starting a business, empowering and re-engaging with ones work within a company or exploring pre-retirement transition options.  Senior Entrepreneurship WorksTM – is the policy and research arm of eProvStudio  - aggregating data and driving advocacy for the Experienced Economy (people 50+), including the power of  Multi-Generational dynamics important for success.


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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 30 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 100 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 73 Academy Award® nominations and 18 wins, including Best Picture for Green Book and Spotlight and Best Foreign Language Film for Roma and 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.


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