A well told story can make a difference.
The screenwriters of X-Men First Class and Thor, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, talk about re-creating the Cuban Missile Crisis with super heroes in this interview with Marisha Ray.
What is pivot? It’s your turn!
Participant Media Launches pivot, New TV Network for Millennials.And these are just a few of the faces you’ll see August 21.
BIG NEWS: We’re gonna be on TV!
“Hit RECord on TV” is gonna be a new kind of variety show. I’ll host the show and also direct our global online community to create short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation, and of course, more! Each episode will be focused on a different theme. And like always, anybody with an internet connection is invited to contribute.
I’m super excited to get started!
Are you RECording?
Welcome to the team!
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.
“Long Time Gone” by The Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett from the A Place At The Table soundtrack.
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.
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 has built its reputation on films with social messages, including the global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and “The Help,” about racism in the 1960s South.
But “Snitch” is already a moderate success. It’s an inexpensive movie that has made more in three weeks than some of the Beverly Hills company’s high-minded films have made over their entire runs. And Participant plans to produce more movies like it.
It’s a bold move, away from the well-meaning adult movies that have put the 9-year-old movie company on the map. But there’s also great potential reward in burying the message inside an action package.
A Place at the Table opens TODAY in theaters nationwide, on iTunes and On Demand everywhere.
Good Day was shot using traditional stop-motion animation, and incorporated over 2,500 individual frames. Different than traditional 2D animation, the piece was shot on a live set, utilizing hand-made paper cutouts. The process was a true labor of love. Every bit of movement, expression and transition required an intense amount of planning and preparation. As a result, the filmmakers were only able to capture 2 seconds of screen-time per day.
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50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides—as they have in the past—that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.