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Toronto International Film Festival Announces TIFF Tribute Awards Gala On Monday, September 9

Participant Media to receive TIFF Impact Award; Female emerging talent will be honoured with new Mary Pickford Award in celebration of United Artis

Participant Media Strengthens Executive Ranks Across Departments with Three Key Promotions

Gabriel Brakin Named Chief Operating Officer; Christina Kounelias Elevated to President Worldwide Marketing; Krista Wegener Promoted to Executive V

Academy Award® Winners Anne Hathaway And Tim Robbins Join Oscar® Nominee Mark Ruffalo to Star in Participant Media's Feature Film Inspired by Dupont Environmental Suit

Film is directed by Todd Haynes and Produced by Mark Ruffalo and Killer Films; Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper an

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Netflix Acquires Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directorial Debut 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'

The film is based on the bestselling memoir of the same name

YouTube Originals to Open Award-winning "The Price of Free" Featuring Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

In New York on November 2 and Los Angeles on November 9; YouTube debut November 27

Jim Hu, Melinda Arons and Shelly Hance

Participant Media Expands Executive Team with Key Hires and Promotion

Jim Hu Named Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development; Melinda Arons Hired as Senior Vice President of Social Impact; Shelly Ha

Participant Media Wins Big at Toronto International Film Festival

Green Book Nabs the Festival's Grolsch People's Choice Award; Roma Recognized as Second Runner-Up.

The Price of Free

YouTube Acquires Winning Documentary 'The Price of Free' Featuring Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on his Life-long mission to end Child Labor and Trafficking

Participant Media and Concordia Studio to Launch Global Social Impact Campaign in Partnership with YouTube and The Kailash Satyarthi Children's Fou

Participant Media and STARZ Announce Cities for Nationwide Civic Engagement and Educational Outreach Program Tied to Docuseries "America to Me"

The "Real Talk" Campaign Kicking off today in Atlanta Roll Out in Detroit, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas, Charlotte, Oakla

Participant Media’s Green Book and On the Basis of Sex Dated for 2018

Universal Pictures will release Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ GREEN BOOK on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

America To me

Starz Releases Official Trailer for new Original Series "America to Me" Set to Debut August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT

Captivating 10-Part Series from Emmy Award®-Winning Filmmaker Steve James and Participant Media Launches a Social Impact Campaign Focusing on the E

Nicole Quenqua SVP, Communications at Participant Media

Nicole Quenqua Joins Participant Media as Senior Vice President of Communications

Respected Executive to Relocate From New York to Los Angeles to Manage Participant's Communications Team

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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.


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.