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Violence As A Public Health Problem: 'A Most Violent Year'

Participant’s social action campaign for 'A Most Violent Year’ — a collaboration with Cure Violence to change the way Americans think about and co

'CITIZENFOUR' Wins Best Feature Award from International Documentary Association

In addition to winning the Best Documentary race for the LAFCA Film Award, and the Boston Film Critics Award, Participant's 'CITIZENFOUR' takes ho

Sundance 2015: Festival Unveils U.S. & World Cinema Competition Slates + Next Line Up

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival announced its preliminary line-up today and Participant’s "3 1/2 Minutes” was selected for the U.S.

Two Participant Documentaries Land on the Oscar Short List

Two of Participant's films, 'CITIZENFOUR' and 'The Internet's Own Boy,' have been selected to the Academy's Oscar Short List for Best Documentary

'CITIZENFOUR' Won the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary

After winning the New York Film Critics Circle's Award for Best Documentary, Participant's ‘CITIZENFOUR' was last night awarded Best Documentary a

Participant's Films Received Four Spirit Award Nominations

Participant's films received four Independent Spirit Awards nominations, including Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Supporting Female for '

‘A Most Violent Year’ Gets A Most Enthusiastic Send-Off Into Oscar Race – AFI Fest

Jeff Skoll and The Participant Team celebrated the World Premiere of ‘A Most Violent Year,’ kicking off the 2014 AFI Fest last night.

Ahead of 'The Great Invisible' theatrical release tomorrow, The New York Times calls the film "quietly infuriating."

Disaster’s Toll on the Gulf and Its People - ‘The Great Invisible,’ on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s ( 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 (, 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.