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November 27, 2015 4:58 PM ET


Company Overview of Participant Media, LLC

Company Overview

Participant Media, LLC produces and markets feature film, television, publishing, and digital content businesses. It produces films, television shows, and documentaries; and digital content, including socially relevant news, opinions, entertainment, and information. The company operates a cable network; and publishes printed and digital downloadable versions of books. It markets and sells its books through chain and independent bookstores, and online retailers. Participant Media, LLC was formerly known as Participant Productions LLC. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.

331 Foothill Road

3rd Floor

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

United States

Founded in 2004





Key Executives for Participant Media, LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chairman
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Production
Senior Vice President of Publicity and Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Participant Media, LLC Key Developments

Participant Media Appoints David Linde as Chief Executive Officer, Effective November 1, 2015

Participant Media announced that David Linde will be its chief executive officer (CEO), beginning November 1. Linde joins Participant Media from Lava Bear Films, a company he launched after years of executive stewardship of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Good Machine Inc., and Miramax. Linde arrives at Participant at a time of accelerating momentum across the company. He previously served as chairman of Universal Pictures, where he played an integral role in transforming Universal’s business strategy by championing a broader outlook regarding international productions, animation and family entertainment and distribution.

Participant Media Promotes Sam Neswick as Chief Strategy Officer

Participant Media has promoted Sam Neswick to the newly created position. The chief strategy officer joined Participant in 2014 as svp of strategic planning and will oversee the company's strategy, investments, innovation and corporate development. Neswick will also head strategic partnerships in line with the company's mission to create entertainment that inspires social change. He reports to Participant founder, chairman and interim CEO Jeff Skoll.

Participant Media Promotes Gabriel Brakin to Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs

Participant Media has promoted Gabriel Brakin to executive vice president of Business and Legal Affairs. Since joining Participant in August 2008 Gabe has proven an adept counsel with hands-on involvement in corporate matters, co-financing and distribution deals, film financing funds, and Participant's investments, including Summit Entertainment. Prior to joining Participant, Brakin was an entertainment and media attorney at O'Melveny & Myers.

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