Kew Media, Participant confirm new distribution partnership | Deals | News | Rapid TV News
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Global distributor Kew Media (KMD) has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with LA-based media company Participant giving it global TV and digital rights to limited new projects across documentary and narrative feature films.
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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant is said to dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social change. The company was behind Academy Award-winning films such as Spotlight, Green Book and Roma, and has expanded into a multi-platform company that produces impact campaigns alongside its content designed to accelerate the reach and impact of solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Participant Titles listed in the Kew deal include Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc.; Emmy Award nominee Pressure Cooker; Sundance Award winners 3½ Minutes, 12 Bullets and Circumstance; SXSW Festival winner The Great Invisible; and The World According to Sesame Street.

“We do all we can to ensure that our programming combines the power of a good story, well told, with opportunities for real world impact,” said Participant CEO David Linde commenting on the deal. “Reaching audiences around the world is central to the success of our work, and we are thrilled to grow our network of world-class distribution partners by working with Kew.”

Added Kew Media Distribution EVP of sales Jonathan Ford: “Participant’s content really resonates with the growing voice of the ‘conscious consumer’ around the world. We look forward to working with them to grow that audience and to help bring global awareness to a multitude of topics through their high-end documentaries and fiction features.”