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Diane Weyermann, ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Producer and Participant Veteran, Dies at 66

Diane Weyermann, the passionate Participant executive and driving force behind such resonant documentaries as the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Citizenfour and American Factory, has died. She was 66. Weyermann died Thursday in New York after a battle with cancer, Participant announced. Weyermann exited the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program to join Participant in 2005, soon […]

Participant to Receive American Cinematheque’s Power of Cinema Award

The American Cinematheque has set another honoree for its Nov. 18 gala, confirming media company Participant to receive the Power of Cinema Award presented by Hill Valley. Participant CEO David Linde will accept the award on behalf of the Jeff Skoll-founded company during the ceremony at which Scarlett Johansson will be feted with the 35th […]

Participant Gives CEO David Linde a New Multiyear Deal

Participant on Thursday said it has renewed the contract for CEO David Linde with a new multiyear deal.

Participant Media Shortens Name in Rebrand

Jeff Skoll's Participant Media has rebranded and will now be known simply as Participant.

Participant Promotes Diane Weyermann to Chief Content Officer

Participant Media has promoted Diane Weyermann to the role of chief content officer.

Participant’s Jeff Skoll, David Linde to Receive Toronto Fest Tribute

Jeff Skoll and David Linde's production banner Participant Media is set to be feted in Toronto this September.

Cannes: ‘Green Book’ Producer Participant Extends Output Deal with Nordisk

'Green Book' producers Participant Media, headed by David Linde and Jeff Skoll, have extended their distribution output deal with Scandinavian independent distributor Nordisk Film Distribution for titles produced via Amblin Partners, including Todd Haynes' new movie starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.

Lionsgate to Distribute Participant Movie Slate Internationally

The partnership, unveiled by Participant's David Linde and Lionsgate's Patrick Wachsberger, will start at EFM in Berlin.

Steven Spielberg’s New Amblin Chief Reveals Who Has Greenlight Power

CEO Michael Wright talks about backer Jeff Skoll's role (and money), how a trio of brands will operate and the strategy behind Hollywood's hottest reboot.

Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll Talk Amblin Partners Deal: “We Are Hitting the Ground Running” (Exclusive)

The duo discusses how the new venture, which will distribute its films through Universal, will work.

Sandra Bullock Talks ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ Role: “Why Do the Boys Always Get the Great Comedies?”

At the premiere of her new film, the Oscar winner also weighed in on Hollywood gender issues, saying that amid attention around the pay disparity, the real issue is "how we treat women and how we perceive women in general."

First Look: Mark Wahlberg as BP Oil Spill Hero in ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The Hollywood star plays Mike Williams, whose harrowing escape from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico gusher made him the public face of the ecological catastrophe.