Participant was founded in 2004 by social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, with a commitment to producing entertainment with socially relevant themes. As the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage 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.
Film highlights include Oscar® Best Picture winners Green Book and Spotlight; Academy Award®-winning Best Foreign Language Films Roma and A Fantastic Woman; Academy Award®-winning Best Documentaries American Factory, CITIZENFOUR, The Cove and An Inconvenient Truth, as well as Wonder, Contagion, RBG, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, and Food, Inc. In 2018, Participant released its first television series, Steve James’ acclaimed docuseries, America to Me, followed by Ava DuVerney’s limited drama series, When They See Us. Participant has partnered with many of the world’s most renowned filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Cary Fukunaga, Stephen Gaghan, Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Demme, Julie Reichert, Steven Bognar, Richard Linklater, Gus Van Sant, John Madden, Tom McCarthy, Ava DuVernay, Steve James, Laura Poitras, Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Davis