Toronto: Participant Promotes Jonathan King, Diane Weyermann to Lead Film, TV Units

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The announcement was made on Sunday by CEO David Linde at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Participant Media has promoted Jonathan King and Diane Weyermann to the role of presidents.

Both execs will report to CEO David Linde, who announced the promotion Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. King, who was upped from executive vp narrative film, will oversee narrative film and television projects. Weyermann will handle film and television documentaries.

"By shepherding inspiring and highly compelling films over the last decade, Diane and Jonathan have played integral roles in shaping Participant into the dynamic company it is today," Linde said in a statement.

"We are grateful to all the talented artists who share our belief that films can be both popular and impactful," King and Weyermann said in their own joint statement.

Participant’s upcoming slate includes the documentary Human Flow from filmmaker Ai Weiwei and narrative films like Stephen Chbosky’s Wonder, starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts, and Andy Serkis’ Breathe.

Under King’s leadership, Participant’s first limited scripted drama series Central Park Five, directed by Ava DuVernay, will be released through Netflix. And Weyermann, most recently executive vp documentary film, is working with director Steve James on an unscripted series, America to Me.