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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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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Awards $500,000 To The Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation At The 2018 Festival De Cannes

Presented by Renault–Nissan, attendees included Cate Blanchett, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Kevin Connolly, Francesca Dutton, Michael Shannon, Co

Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media Acquire Rights for 'RBG' from CNN Films at Sundance Film Festival

Participant Media and Magnolia to share worldwide theatrical, home video, SVOD, and international TV broadcast rights; CNN Films to have U.S.

Participant Media and Industry Distribution Leader, Within, Partner on Participant's "This is Climate Change" Virtual Reality Series

New Four-Part Series Directed by Danfung Dennis and Eric Strauss, and Co-Produced by Participant and Condition One, Builds on 2017's Immersive Melt

Participant Media to Produce and Finance Green Book Starring Academy Award-Nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award-Winner Mahershala Ali

Linda Cardellini Also Joins Cast of Film Inspired by Friendship Between Anthony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga and Musician Dr. Don Shirley

Sundance Selects Acquires U.S. and Canadian Rights to Rachel Dretzin's Documentary Far From the Tree, From Participant Media

The film, which is based on the best-selling book by Andrew Solomon, to world premiere this week at DOC NYC

A New Ground-breaking short film series, "We Are Witnesses," Presents A Revelatory Look Inside the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Produced by The Marshall Project, Participant Media, The New Yorker, and Conde Nast Entertainment, All Eighteen Films are Now available on

Participant Media Names Girl Rising Co-founder Holly Gordon as its Chief Impact Officer

Gordon Will Drive Development and Execution of Social Impact Campaigns to Further Strengthen Company's Mission

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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 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 (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.