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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

Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea Star In Supernatural Thriller 'Out Of The Dark'

The Participant Presentation In Association With Image Nation Is Being Produced By Dynamo And Apaches And Is Fil

Participant Media's Social Action Campaign For Oscar®-Nominated Film 'NO', Focuses On Freedom Of Expression

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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.