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Participant CEO David Linde to Give Keynote at 2016 MIPCOM


Ben Sherwood, David Linde, Sophie Watts to Give Keynotes at Mipcom

Variety - July 21, 2016

By Elsa Keslassy

PARIS — Ben Sherwood, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney-ABC Television Groups, David Linde, CEO of Participant Media and Sophie Watts, president of STX Entertainment will deliver a keynote at Mipcom.

The three media mastermind keynotes will discuss “The New Television,”which will be Mipcom’s running theme. Mipcom indeed teamed up with Parrot Analytics to come up with a report titled “Who’s Winning in the World of the New Television?” which examines key trends impacting the five major segments of the television industry, from broadcast to cable, premium cable, SVOD and AVOD. Read more.

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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.