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Jeff Skoll and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Launch the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment

$10 Million Endowment from Jeff Skoll Will Advance Social Change Through Entertainment and Performing Arts, Establishing a Groundbreaking Center F

'A Monster Calls' Begins Production

Directed by Juan Anotnio Bayona, Film Slated for Fall 2016 Release

Vertical Entertainment Acquires 'Out of the Dark' From Participant Media

Supernatural Thriller Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea Set for Early 2015 Theatrical Release

Roadtrip Nation Kicks Off 'TEACH Roadtrip'

Roadtrip Nation Kicks Off 'TEACH Roadtrip', A Cross-Country Adventure Spotlighting Extraordinary Educators

Participant Media's Grass Roots 'Cesar Chavez' Film Campaign Grows Support for Sustainable Food

Equitable Food Initiative Unveils Trustmark Supporting Safe and Sustainable Farms After Over 30,000 Consumers Sign Petition

Participant Joins POGO to Demand Greater Accountability in the U.S. Justice System

Participant Media and Project on Government Oversight Join to Demand Greater Accountability in the U.S.

Participant Media Names Laura Kim Head of Film Marketing

Veteran Marketing and Publicity Exec Joins as SVP, Film Marketing

 

Cesar Chavez Film Social Action Campaign Supports the Equitable Food Initiative

Participant Media’s Film Social Action Campaign Will Support the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) Launch of a New System and Trustmark to Assure Co

Participant Media and Paramount Home Media Distribution Collaborate on Distribution of CNN Films' Documentary 'Ivory Tower'

Directed by Andrew Rossi, Samuel Goldwyn Films On Board for a June 2014 Theatrical Release

Juan Antonio Bayona to Direct the Adapation of 'A Monster Calls'

Acclaimed Filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona to Direct Adaptation of 'A Monster Calls'
 

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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.