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Participant Media Names Gabriel Brakin
 Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs


LOS ANGELES (March 11, 2015) – Participant Media, the global media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires, has promoted Gabriel Brakin to the position of executive vice president of Business and Legal Affairs. The announcement was made today by Jeff Ivers, Participant’s chief operating officer, to whom Brakin reports.

“Since its inception in 2004, Participant’s business has expanded dramatically, from films into digital and television. Since joining Participant in August 2008 Gabe has proven an adept counsel with hands-on involvement in corporate matters, co-financing and distribution deals, film financing funds, and Participant’s investments, including Summit Entertainment. I have the utmost confidence in Gabe’s ability to handle complex transactions and oversee the business and legal affairs team as we continue to expand Participant’s operations,” said Ivers.

Prior to joining Participant, Brakin was an entertainment and media attorney at O’Melveny & Myers, where his practice focused on representing motion picture studios, independent production companies and financial institutions across a wide variety of entertainment industry transactions. Brakin started his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Brakin holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a law degree from UCLA.

 
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 Luck, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Waiting for ‘Superman’, The Help, Contagion 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.
 

 

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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.