Press Releases

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'

The Square Live Blog Event Friday, January 24

On the Eve of the Third Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution HuffPost Live, TakePart, BoomGen Studios, WITNESS, and GOOD partner with Netflix to

A24 To Distribute J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' In The U.S.

Thriller Starring Oscar Isaac And Jessica Chastain To Start Filming Shortly In NYC

Stars Make A Return Trip In 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2'

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Penelope Wilton Making Return Trip To 'The Best Exotic Marigold Ho

Ann Boyd Joins Participant Media In New Role As Executive Vice President, Communications

Company Seeks to Broaden its Message of Social Impact Through Film, Television and Digital Entertainment

Participant Media, Pantelion Films and The Chavez Foundation Launch Campaign for Cesar Chavez National Day of Service

Official Petition Urging Declaration From President Obama Live Now At

Participant Media's Launches Online Donations Powered By CrowdRise

Campaign with the International Rescue Committee Among the First to Launch Raising Emergency Relief Funds for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan 

Participant Media To Mount A Social Action Campaign for 'The Square'

Participant Media Enter 'The Square' To Mount Social Action Campaign For Jehane Noujaim's Gripping, Award Winning Documentary

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Participant MediaAbout Participant Media

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.