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Participant Media Partners With Oscar®-Winning Director Alfonso Cuarón


Principal Photography to Begin this Fall in Mexico

LOS ANGELES/TORONTO (September 8, 2016) – Participant Media and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men) are partnering on a new untitled project, to be directed and written by Cuarón. Production is slated to begin in Mexico this fall.

The project will be produced by Cuarón, Gabriela Rodriguez (Gravity, Children of Men), and Nicolás Celis (Desierto, Heli, The Untamed). Jeff Skoll, David Linde, and Jonathan King of Participant Media will executive produce.

The film chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

“This film is close to my heart and my first in Mexico since Y Tu Mamá También. I am thrilled to be making it with the Participant team,” said Cuarón.

“Alfonso is a master storyteller, who breaks cultural boundaries around the world by skillfully connecting audiences through the power of cinema. We are elated to be joining him on this film,” said Linde, CEO of Participant Media.

This year at Toronto, Participant is presenting four films at the festival: Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg; Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall; J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls; and Pablo Larraín’s critically acclaimed Neruda starring Gael García Bernal.

 

About Participant Media

Participant Media (http://www.participantmedia.com/) is a leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for viewers to get involved. Participant’s more than 75 films, including SpotlightContagion, LincolnThe HelpHe Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOURFood, Inc.and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 50 Academy Award® nominations and 11 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight. Participant's digital hub, TakePart (http://www.TakePart.com), serves millions of socially conscious consumers each month with daily articles, videos and opportunities to take action. Follow Participant Media on Twitter at @Participant and on Facebook.

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Ileen Reich

Senior Vice President, Publicity and Corporate Communications

Participant Media

ireich@participant.com  / 310-550-5100

 

Alice Zoe

Senior Director, Communications

Participant Media

azou@participant.com / 310-550-5100

 

 

 

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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.