Participant Media's Diane Weyermann to Receive Hot Docs Mogul Award

7:53 AM PST 01/18/2012 by Etan Vlessing

The Canadian festival will honor the documentary boss at Jeff Skoll's production shop who stickhandled the Oscar-winning "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food Inc."

TORONTO – Participant Media’s Diane Weyermann is to receive the 2012 Doc Mogul Award at the upcoming Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Weyermann, executive vp of documentary films at Jeff Skoll's production and co-financing shop will receive the honor on May 1 in Toronto.

Her production credits at Participant Media include the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, as well as Food Inc. and Darfur Now.

Weyermann also launched the Soros Documentary Fund, which later became the Sundance Documentary Fund in 1996.

"The Sundance Documentary Fund alone has supported hundreds of groundbreaking projects and award-winning filmmakers, and Diane's work with Participant has produced some of the most important and successful documentary films of the past decade,” Hot Docs executive director Chris McDonald said Wednesday.

Past winners of the Doc Mogul Award include IDFA's Ally Derks last year, and before that Films Transit International's Jan Rofekamp, HBO's Sheila Nevins and BBC's Nick Fraser.

The 2012 Hot Docs festival is set to run from April 26 to May 6.

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