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Andy Kim joins Participant Media as CFO

LOS ANGELES (October 3, 2016) – Participant Media has named Andy Kim its Chief Financial Officer. Participant CEO David Linde, to whom Kim will report, made the announcement. Kim will relocate from New York to Los Angeles and will begin at the company today.

Commented Linde, “Andy is a well-respected, accomplished executive with an extensive background in finance and media. His vast experience and financial expertise makes him an extraordinary addition to our executive team. We are thrilled to bring him on board during this very exciting time for the company.”

Kim will replace long-time veteran CFO Bob Murphy, who spent nine years at the company and will assist Kim transition into the role.

As Chief Financial Officer, Kim will be responsible for overseeing all of the financial activities at the company including accounting, finance, information technology, and real estate. He will play a major role in driving results for all key business areas including film, digital, and social impact. Kim will also be a key contributor to shaping and implementing strategic initiatives.

“I am more than excited to join the Participant team. Encouraging social responsibility through entertainment is an important and unique aspect of the company that immediately attracted me. I look forward to helping implement Jeff’s and David’s vision and contribute to the company achieving its strategic goals,” said Kim. 

Kim joins Participant from The Weinstein Company, where he has worked since 2005, and served as CFO since 2010. He led financial operations for the film and multimedia company and identified strategic growth, capital raising and business opportunities. He was responsible for corporate and business development, financial analysis, forecasting, planning, accounting, reporting, international and M&A transactions. 

Prior to his tenure at TWC, Kim was Sr. Vice President, Finance, at Miramax Films and Assistant Vice President at Marsh (subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies).

He is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds an MBA from Stern School of Business, New York University.


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.

Participant’s successful run during the most recent awards season culminated in three Academy Awards®, including the company’s first Best Picture win for Spotlight. The company’s 2016 film slate includes Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (The Orchard); Alex Gibney’s Zero Days (Magnolia Pictures); Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans (DreamWorks Pictures/Disney); Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon (Lionsgate); Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, and Timothy Spall (Bleecker Street); Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, based on James Patterson’s best-seller series (CBS Films); J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls (Focus Features); and Pablo Larrain’s Neruda (The Orchard).



Ileen Reich

Senior Vice President, Publicity and Corporate Communications

Participant Media

ireich@participant.com  / 310-550-5100


Alice Zou

Senior Director, Communications

Participant Media

azou@participant.com / 310-246-7750

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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.


Participant Media became a Certified B Corporation in 2018. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.