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    Participant Announces Name For Its New TV Network, Original Programming With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Craig Pearce

    Today, Participant Media announced the name and first round of programming for its new TV network, one that was first announced in December and that will launch August 1st. pivot will take over The Documentary Channel, which Participant purchased last year, adding in the distribution assets of Halog...

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    Participant Media Launches New Cable Network, 'Pivot,' with a Social Conscience and HitRECord Joe

    Everybody loves cable these days. Wednesday at an Upfront presentation at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which backs entertainment that accelerates social change (“Lincoln,” “The Help,” “An Inconvenient Truth”) announced the August 1 launch of its new cable net...

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    Participant Media and UCLA School of Film & TV Announce Fellowship in Honor of Oscar-Winning Producer Jake Eberts

    Participant Media and the UCLA School of Film, Theater and Television have announced the formation of a distinguished fellowship in honor of Oscar-winning film producer Jake Eberts (1941-2012). "The Jake Eberts Fellowship for Social Impact Filmmaking" is for the school's graduate stude...

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    Berlin Market: Charlize Theron Goes to 'Dark Places,' Plus Tom Hardy's 'Locke' and Participant's Spanish Language Films

    News out of the Berlinale market includes "Dark Places" with Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy's "Locke" and Participant's agreement with Spanish production houses Canana, Fabula and Dynamo...

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    Participant Media to Launch Cable Channel in 2013; 'Entertainment to Inspire Social Change'

    Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which has backed a number of consciousness-raising narrative and documentary features -- "Lincoln," "The Help" and "An Inconvenient Truth," for example -- is extending its reach to TV and launching a cable channel in summer of 2013. The target demographic is 18-to-34-...

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    Conservative Documentary Filmmaker Compares Apple to Stalin after Matt Damon 'Promised Land' Event

    On December 3, Matt Damon and John Krasinski were at an Apple Store in Soho to promote the Gus Van Sant-directed anti-fracking film they co-wrote, "Promised Land," opening January 4, 2013.

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    Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral,' 'Replicas,' Diego Luna's 'Chavez' & Studio Ghibli's 'From Up On Poppy Hill' Find Homes

    From a freaky directorial debut to an indie thriller to a true story about a labor activist and a new Miyazaki film, here’s a round-up of movies that have secured distribution...

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    Participant Media Grabs North American Rights to Diego Luna's Cesar E. Chavez Biopic

    Participant Media has acquired all North American rights to the biographical drama “Chavez,” directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Peña as labor organizer Cesar E. Chavez. The Canana Films project is currently filming in Sonora, Mexico.

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    Participant Media Gets Into the Television Business

    Participant Media, the production company known for focusing on socially relevant scripted films and documentaries like "Good Night, and Good Luck," "The Cove," "Syriana" and "An Inconvenient Truth," is getting into the television business.

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    Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Goes To Focus & Participant; 'Rust And Bone' With Marion Cotillard Lands At Sony Pictures Classics

    Sundance may be over and the European Film Market may just be a short way off, but that doesn't mean the dealmaking takes a break. Two very high profile films have landed new homes this afternoon.

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