Boston Marathon Explosions: How You Can Help →
Find out how you can help those injured in the Boston Marathon explosions. Updates on how you can help victim’s of The Boston Marathon explosions. via TakePart.com by Jonathan Harris A series of explosions less than 50 yards from the finish line of the Boston Marathon has left three people dead and over 170 more injured. If you have photos or video from the scene that you think might be...
AD AGE STORY ON MCDONALD’S AND MILLENNIALS... →
Aside from being socially conscious, Participant Media said the millennial demographic is the one that pay-TV providers are most at risk of losing, and it believes the network could provide a new way to watch TV. Read more.
Documentarians Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson have created a new documentary on hunger in the United States called “A Place at the Table.” They speak about what they learned while making the film and connect America’s hunger and obesity issues.
Participant Media hopes more filmgoers will get... →
In “Snitch,” a thriller set in the dangerous drug world, Dwayne Johnson plays a father who goes to work as a drug informant to free his jailed son. The PG-13 film from Participant Media features a street fight, a car chase and a gun battle — high-octane action aimed at attracting the coveted young adult male audience. It’s not the kind of movie ordinarily associated with Participant, which...
A Place at the Table: It’s Not a Film, But a... →
My family and I just viewed A Place at the Table, and it is one of the most exceptional documentaries we have seen in recent times. The film should be celebrated not only for its striking portrayal of hunger in the United States, but also for its innovative use of networked and social media. A Place at the Table was simultaneously released in theaters, iTunes and On Demand. It was in the last...
Using Moviemaking to Change the World, Both Inside... →
By Peter Osnos The Atlantic.com The stories told by these documentaries are meant to incite action, but the same goes for the marketing, social-media, and distribution efforts of their creators. Films, especially documentaries, with potent social messages seem to be having a greater cultural effect in recent years. That may be in part because of filmmakers’ newly ambitious plans for citizen...
JONATHAN KING AND SNITCH DIRECTOR RIC ROMAN WAUGH... →
Participant Media is known as the socially-conscious production company whose emphasis on the bottom line is matched with an equal emphasis on social good. We talk with Jonathan King, Executive Vice President of Production at Participant, and stunt man turned filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh about their new movie, Snitch. The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and while it has action and elaborate...
What do Americans think about fixing the food...
How is it that 50 million people in the United States – one of the richest countries on the planet – do not know where their next meal is coming from? This situation, known as “food insecurity,” is absolutely outrageous. And while legions of terrific nonprofit organizations and faith-based groups deliver much-needed food assistance daily, and advocacy organizations work with policy-makers to...
Take Your Place
America has an eating disorder: 50 million people don’t always have enough food. On March 1, it’s time for America to go to rehab. “A Place at the Table” in select theaters, iTunes & OnDemand everywhere. http://bit.ly/14XoUSh
Tune-In Alert - A Place At The Table
CNN’s Erin Burnett Outfront will air an interview with Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio tonight at 7:50 and 11:50.
Tune-In Alert - A Place At the Table
Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush will be Jon Stewart’s guest tonight on The Daily Show at 11pm on Comedy Central to talk about A Place At The Table. Insider will air an interview with Tom Colicchio on behalf of A Place at the Table tonight at 7:30pm PST on KCBS-2 in Los Angeles.
Film on Hunger Comes With Food Donation to US Kids →
NEW YORK (AP) — The backers of a documentary on hunger in the United States are teaming up with an organic food producer and a book publisher to make a food donation to needy children. Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media are releasing “A Place at the Table” on March 1 in theaters and on iTunes and On Demand. Read more.
Where Have All the Yes Men Gone?
takepart: Pablo Larraín, the director of ‘No,’ scoured all of Chile and could find no one who worked on the ‘Yes’ campaign for General Augusto Pinochet. Read more about the search here.
Snitching Shouldn’t Be Required for a Fair... →
Timothy Tyler has been a lifelong Grateful Dead fan. In the early ’90s, he loyally followed the band across the country as it toured, engaging in a Deadhead culture in which LSD was nearly sacrosanct. During this time, Timothy sold small amounts of LSD to friends and eventually was convicted of two state charges for LSD sales, which resulted in sentences of probation. At some point, one of his...
Mississippi 147 years late abolishing slavery →
Mississippi ratifies the 13th amendment 147 years late after being prompted by a screening of Lincoln. Mississippi is officially ratified the 13th amendment to the US constitution, which abolishes slavery and which was officially noted in the constitution on 6 December 1865. All 50 states have now ratified the amendment. Read more.
Try Freedom: Less Filling! Tastes Great! ‘No,’... →
NYT Critics’ Pick By MANOHLA DARGIS Published: February 14, 2013 Marshall McLuhan called advertising the greatest art form of the 20th century. In “No,” Pablo Larraín’s sly, smart, fictionalized tale about the art of the sell during a fraught period in Chilean history, advertising isn’t only an art; it’s also a way of life. That’s certainly true for the young adman, Rene Saavedra (Gael García...
Participant Media’s Social Action Campaign For... →
NO MAS—TAKEPART.COM/NOMAS– PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR INDIVIDUALS TO SPEAK UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T Inspired by Participant Media’s and Sony Pictures Classics’ No, the Chilean Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film opening in the U.S. on February 15th, Participant in collaboration with Freedom House, Amnesty International, and Reporters Without Borders has designed a Social Action...