Frequently Asked Questions

See below for the questions we are most frequently asked. If the answer to your question is not in the list below, don't hesitate to Contact Us.


Learn more about Participant Media on the About page.

Narrative Feature

We only accept submissions via guild-affiliated literary representation. Any unsolicited material will be returned unopened. Additionally, per Participant’s mandate, all submissions must include a social issue as part of its focus.

Documentary Feature

For all documentary submissions, we require the following:

Please mail these elements to:

Participant Media Documentary Development

331 Foothill Drive, 3rd Floor

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Participant Media is a privately owned company. Please refer to for more information.

Participant Media is partnered with PublicAffairs Books to publish a line of official companion tie-in books for certain film titles. These books are available at, and most chain and independent bookstores, as well as digital downloadable versions for Kindle, Nook, iPad and other tablets and reading devices.

Participant Media does not accept unsolicited manuscripts of any kind.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Our Human Resources department will contact you if there are any relevant positions available. Participant Media has an intern program for the spring, summer and fall semesters. We ask that all applicants be able to commit at least 2 – 3 days per week and must be currently enrolled in college and working towards school credit. If interested, please send your resume for future semesters to

Participant Media does not facilitate the physical production of our projects.

All interview and appearance requests, or other press inquires, should be directed to our Communications team at

To host a U.S. screening of Food,Inc., The Cove or Last Call at the Oasis, please contact Swank Films at or 800-876-5577. For An Inconvenient Truth or Waiting for ’Superman’, please contact Criterion Pictures at or 800-890-9494. For films not listed above or to host a screening outside the U.S., please visit our contact us page. Please specify the film you’re interested in and where the screening will be.

You must contact the licensing department of the distributor for that particular film. If you are based in the U.S., you need to contact the U.S. distributor, which is listed on the film page for that specific title. If you are based outside of the U.S., please use the contact form on this page for the international distributor or sales agent.

We’re sorry, but as a small company, we do not have the resources to provide help for specific projects.


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