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Kew Media Distribution, Participant ink partnership

Global distributor Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, has signed a multi-year distribution deal with Los Angeles-based media prodco Participant. The deal grants Kew global TV and digital rights ...
October 2, 2019

Global distributor Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, has signed a multi-year distribution deal with Los Angeles-based media prodco Participant.

The deal grants Kew global TV and digital rights to limited new projects from Participant, across documentary and narrative feature films, alongside other content from Participant’s library.

Participant, founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, is known for launching impact campaigns alongside its media content. Titles include Food, Inc. (pictured), Pressure Cooker, 3 ½ Minutes, 12 Bullets, 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 in a statement. “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.”

“Participant’s content really resonates with the growing voice of the ‘conscious consumer’ around the world,” added Jonathan Ford, EVP of sales at Kew Media Distribution. “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.”

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Participant by Krista Wegener, EVP of sales and distribution, and Danice Woodley, Participant’s SVP of business and legal affairs.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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