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‘Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet’ Premiere in Los Angeles

Last night, LACMA, Participant Media, and GKIDS, presented the U.S. premiere of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet at LACMA in Los Angeles.

Venice Film Festival to Premiere Participant's 'Spotlight' and 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Participant’s Spotlight and Beasts of No Nation were selected to premiere at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.   

Participant's 'Spotlight' and 'Beasts Of No Nation' to Premiere at 2015 TIFF

Two of Participant’s narrative films were selected to premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival - Spotlight and Beasts

Five Participant Films Touted as Oscar Contenders

Five of Participant's films were touted as Oscar contenders by The Guardian newspaper – Beasts of No Nation, Bridge of Spies, The Lig

Two Participant Films on List Of 20 Best Docs of 2015 So Far

Indiewire includes Participant’s 'The Look of Silence' and 'Best of Enemies' in its list of 20 best documentaries so far this year.

Malala Yousafza Appearance and Trailer Debut on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

Last night on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Malala Yousafza debuted the trailer for Participant’s documentary He Named Me Malala.

Three Participant Films at 2015 AFI DOCS

Participant has three films at AFI DOCS: The Look of Silence; 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets; and Best of Enemies, which op

Two Participant Films On List Of '10 Documentaries You Need To See This Summer'

Refinery 29 includes Participant's The Look of Silence and 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets on its list of 10 summer must-see

'Best Of Enemies' Trailer and Official Poster

William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal spar in the trailer for Best of Enemies.

'3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets' Wins Youth Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Participant's 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets has won the Sheffield Youth Jury Award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg Fight the Cold War in 'Bridge of Spies' Trailer

The Oscar winners are back together for the first time since 2004's "The Terminal" in the new Cold War drama.

3 Participant Films Make Entertainment Weekly's 'Must-See Docs' List

The Look of Silence, Best of Enemies, and 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets are included in Entertainment Weekly’s list of mus

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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 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 (, 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.


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