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February 10, 2016 11:56 AM 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

DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One Form Amblin Partners, a New Film, Television and Digital Content Creation Company; Announce Executive Appointments

Steven Spielberg, Principal Partner, DreamWorks Studios, Jeff Skoll, Chairman, Participant Media, Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group and Darren Throop, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment One announced the formation of Amblin Partners, a new film, television and digital content creation company. The new company will create content using the Amblin, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant brands and leverage their power and broad awareness to tell stories that appeal to a wide range of audiences. Participant Media will remain a separate company that continues to independently develop, produce and finance projects with socially relevant themes. eOne will handle the direct distribution of Amblin Partners films on a multi-territory output basis in Australia/New Zealand and Spain as well as the United Kingdom and the Benelux, where it previously had a successful output arrangement with DreamWorks Studios. Amblin Partners will be led by CEO Michael Wright and President and COO Jeff Small. In addition, Amblin Television will become a division of Amblin Partners and continues to be run by co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, who maintain their longtime leadership roles. They join Producer Kristie Macosko Krieger and President of Production Holly Bario on the film side, to complete Amblin Partners’ senior management team. David Linde, Chief Executive Officer of Participant Media, and Participant’s narrative feature team, led by Executive Vice President Jonathan King, will work closely with Amblin Partners to develop and produce specific content for the new venture in addition to exploring opportunities for co-productions and other content.

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.

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