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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

Participant Media Launches 1st Annual 'Food, Inc.' Awards

Participant Media Launches 1st Annual 'Food, Inc.' Awards To Honor Those Leading The Healthy Food Movement

Participant Joins Dreamworks For 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Participant Media To Join Dreamworks Studios For The Hundred-Foot Journey, Starring Helen Mirren And Manish Daya

Participant Teams Up With For Social Action Campaign For 'TEACH'

Participant Media Teams With For Social Action Campaign For 'TEACH', Two-Hour Special Premiering Frida

Jay Z, Peal Jam, Kanye West & More Are 'Made in America'

SHOWTIME® Acquires Star-Studded Documentary Produced by JAY Z, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (Who Also Directs), Sets Television Debut for Friday, O

'TEACH', A New Television Special Celebrates Teachers, To Premiere Sept. 6 On CBS

The Two-Hour Television Special, Presented by Participant Media, Follows Four Exceptional Teachers on a Yearlong Journey

Participant Media And Active Voice Launch Community Outreach Program

Program Inspired By Participant's Acclaimed Documentary 'A Place At The Table'

Former Vice President Al Gore Invites Citizens Everywhere to Participate in a Google+ Conversation About Combating the Climate Crisis

Celebrating the Seventh Anniversary of Participant Media’s Academy Award®-Winning Documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Vice President Gore Will Join

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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 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 (, 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.