Endeavor Content Vet Liesl Copland Joins Participant

Liesl Copland
Courtesy of Participant Media

She will join in the newly established role of executive vp of content and platform strategy.

Liesl Copland— a partner at Endeavor Content— has joined Participant media to focus on how the company's slate of projects can be best placed in the ever-changing global distribution infrastructure.

Copland, who led the Non-Scripted Advisory practice focusing on feature documentaries and premium non-fiction series at Endeavor, will join Participant in the newly established role of executive vp of content and platform strategy.

“Tens of millions of people are now seeing and embracing both single films and series, multiplying that by all that we do as Participant, makes this an exciting moment for the company,” said CEO David Linde, to whom Copland will report to along with CCO Diane Weyermann. Weyermann added, “Having known Liesl for many years as a trusted colleague I am pleased to welcome her to Participant. Her broad skillset, including working closely with creative artists, will prove to be a real benefit to our content creation process.”

"I have been fortunate throughout my career to be able to identify new business models and opportunities for content development and distribution and this new role affords me a broad foundation on which to continue to innovate around compelling and important content," said Copland, who will begin her work at Participant on March 15. "I have also been able to touch upon the social and cultural impact space and now at Participant I am thankful to be able to amplify that work which has always been of great personal importance to me.”

The exec was with Endeavor for over a decade. In addition to her non-fiction work, she oversaw the narrative film sales practice and focused on digital media and the emerging distribution space as part of her corporate advisory work.