Participant Media

Commercial Social Purpose/Social Enterprise Organization, Media Company


Participant Media is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant’s more than 55 films include Good Night, and Good Luck, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Waiting for ‘Superman’, The Help, Contagion and Lincoln. Participant launches campaigns that bring together government entities, foundations, schools, and others to raise awareness and drive people to take action on issues from each film or television show. Pivot, the company’s television network, is available in 45 million homes, serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. TakePart is Participant’s digital news and lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network, and its television network, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.


Issue Areas: Arresting Deforestation · Clean Energy · Clean Water · Early Childhood to Primary Education · Education · Environmental Sustainability · Financial Services · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Ocean Ecosystems · Peace · Post-Secondary Education · Responsible Supply Chains · Sanitation · Secondary Education · Smallholder Productivity · Standards · Water Management · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills


Ann BoydEVP, Communications, Participant Media
Bob PilonEVP, Social Impact, Participant Media
Chad BoettcherExecutive Vice President, Social Action and Advocacy, Participant Media
Christina KouneliasEVP Worldwide Marketing and Communications, Participant Media
Christopher GebhardtGeneral Manager, Participant TAG, Participant Media
Eric NoeSVP, Programming, Participant Media
Jonathan KingEVP, Narrative Film, Participant Media
Kent ReesGeneral Manager, Pivot TV, Participant Media
Sam NeswickChief Operating Officer, Participant Media