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Pivot TV's Truth and Power: 'To Be More Informed Is To Be More Powerful'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.23.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

"... I feel lucky to have been able to pursue my dreams and I hope that my contributions will in some small way lead to a sustainable world of peace a...

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

Boston Globe Offers 'Spotlight' Fellowship To Fund Investigations

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Home

First, Spotlight was a team of reporters. Then it was a movie about reporters. And now it's a fellowship for reporters. The Boston Globe announced Wed...

Finding the Money to Make a Film -- Insights From the AFM

Michael Rose | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Michael Rose

The 36th American Film Market (AFM) rolled into Santa Monica for an intense round of film screenings and world premieres attracting hundreds of filmmakers hoping to convince the 1,600 buyers from over 70 countries to help them take their films to the world.

The Look of Silence - a New Documentary Wants Us to Make Noise

Michael Rose | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Michael Rose

What filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer uncovered in his first film on the subject, The Act of Killing, and now in his follow up film, The Look of Silence, is the dirty little secret that this was a cover story to justify a ruthless military take over of the country. A bloodbath the United States wittingly and unwittingly supported.

'The Great Invisible': A Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Documentary Poses Unanswered Questions About Our Oil Addiction

John J. Berger | Posted 06.12.2016 | Home
John J. Berger

The story of the BP Deepwater Horizon is a cautionary tale about the dangers of offshore drilling to people and the environment. It was the nation's worst oil spill and filmmaker Margaret Brown is right to revisit this tragedy in her recently released documentary.

Move the Crowd

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.26.2014 | Home
Savas Abadsidis

Ever since Zack Brown raised over $50K for his potato salad recipe on Kickstarter, the world has tried to make heads or tails over what the winning formula for a successful crowd sourcing campaign should entail. Enter Dekker Dreyer.

Tune In to Teach: A Conversation With Davis Guggenheim

David Wild | Posted 11.05.2013 | Home
David Wild

Here's my brutally harsh interrogation of my better writing half whose work includes the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman and It Might Get Loud.

New Social Change TV/Internet Channel Targets Idealistic Millennials

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | Home

March 27 (Reuters) - A new cable channel from Participant Media, backer of movies such as "Lincoln" and "The Help," plans to offer an Internet subsc...

ReThink Review: A Place at the Table - Hungry In the Land of the Fat

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home
Jonathan Kim

Every day in the U.S., 50 million people -- including one in four children -- are food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal is coming from. The documentary A Place at the Table attempts to put a face on this issue.

Participant Joins DreamWorks For Wikileaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home

Participant Media has signed on to co-finance DreamWorks' upcoming Wikileaks picture, The Fifth Estate....

Can You Spare Some Change?

Evan Shapiro | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Evan Shapiro

Earlier this week, Participant Media announced that next summer, we will launch a new cable network dedicated to entertainment that inspires change. To celebrate, here are my Top 8 Things To Change in 2013.

What Role Will Your Company Play in Disruptive Video?

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Kare Anderson

Sam Branson, son of Richard, announced this week that anyone in the world can view his documentary for free for one month, not in movie theatres, but on his production company's branded YouTube channel.

WATCH: Kobe's New Web Series

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Around the corner from LA's Staple Center, where Lakers star Kobe Bryant is getting paid $27.8 million this year to make his moves on the court, Angel...

Introducing TakePart TV

Posted 10.02.2012 | Home

If you're disturbed by the success of "Gangham Style," you are not alone. On Tuesday, Participant Television President Evan Shapiro announced the l...

TUGG Last Call at the Oasis to a Theater Near You

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 08.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Famiglietti

You, your families, your neighbors and your co-workers all need to see this eye opener of a movie. It will make you talk about how much we've taken the availability of clean, fresh water for granted.

ReThink Interview: Jessica Yu, Director of Last Call at the Oasis

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Jonathan Kim

Last Call at the Oasis explores the reasons why humans are polluting and consuming more fresh water than nature can replenish. I spoke with Yu, discussing some of the scarier facts she learned and how we need to shift our thinking about water.

Water Ills Focus of New Documentary

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Bill Chameides

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.29.37AM.jpgLast Call at the Oasis highlights global water crisis but opines that the "glass is half full."

Demanding A Better Education For Children In Foster Care

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
Daniel Heimpel

The education of children in foster care is one step in a long, needed march towards a future where we put all children first.

On the Road to Educational Equality

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home
Daniel Heimpel

Town Hall at Harvard Law School highlights the intersection of foster care and education.

Company with a Conscience: Participant Media's Social Action Campaign and 'The Beaver'

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Participant Media holds the belief "...that a good story well told can truly make a difference in how one sees the world" -- that stories can compel social change.

Waiting for "Waiting for Superman" (VIDEO)

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jack Hidary

A new film -- Waiting for Superman -- will send shockwaves through the political debate on education and will force the issue for the November elections.

Feeling Powerless About Nuclear Weapons? Try "Zero"

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Crandell

Have you seen the new documentary Countdown to Zero? If not, get thee to a cinema post haste. You will see remarkable footage of one of the most interesting characters of the 20th century, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Take a Friend to the Movies -- Before It's Too Late

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Crandell

Heed my words. Go see Countdown To Zero. It will open your eyes to a nemesis that pretends to be a guard dog. There are still 23,000 nukes in the world, and they all have to go.

Waiting for Superman Premieres at LA Film Festival

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tabby Biddle

Waiting for Superman is the kind of film we need more of in Hollywood. I say this because it takes an important social issue (education) and educates all of us.