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March 06, 2015 9:40 PM ET


Company Overview of Participant Media, LLC

Company Overview

Participant Media, LLC, a global entertainment company, focuses on 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. 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
Age: 50
Founder and Chairman
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President of Production
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Participant Media, LLC Key Developments

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.

Pivot Launches in New York City and Boston on RCN

Participant Media's television network Pivot announced that it is launching on RCN's system in New York City and Boston in August. Offering a diverse slate of programming aimed at Millennial audiences including critically acclaimed series HITRECORD ON TV starring, created and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Please Like Me created by Josh Thomas, Pivot is now available in SD and HD to viewers in Boston and will be available starting August 19 in New York City as part of RCN's Digital Cable TV package on their Signature tier. Pivot is also rolling out its authenticated App in the two cities ensuring customers can watch their favorite series, documentary or movie on the network anytime and anywhere. And Pivot TV's on demand programming will be available to RCN customers.

Participant Media Appoints Ann Boyd as EVP of Communications

Ann Boyd has joined Participant Media as evp of communications, reporting directly to CEO Jim Berk. In the newly created position Boyd will be responsible for overseeing the communications strategy and operations across Participant's media portfolio, including its film and documentary division, new television network Pivot and digital lifestyle brand TakePart. She most recently served as evp of global communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment and was a studio representative on the Motion Picture Association and Creative America Coalition.

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