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September 01, 2015 4:51 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

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

Participant Media, LLC Key Developments

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.

Participant Media LLC Announces Executive Changes

On November 3, 2014, Participant Media LLC announced that Kent Rees has been named general manager of pivot, while network President Evan Shapiro will be leaving to pursue other opportunities. Rees, who joined Participant Media in 2012 as pivot's executive vice president of marketing, scheduling and operations, will assume overall responsibility for the network.

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