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Kew Media Distribution Signs Distribution Deal With Participant

Kew Media Distribution has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Participant, the L.A.-based company behind “Spotlight,” “Green Book” and “Roma,” to start handling global television and digital rights on some new projects from Participant.As part of the deal, Kew Media will distribute Participant’s socially and politically engaged documentaries and narrative feature films, as well as […]

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‘Dark Waters’ Trailer: Mark Ruffalo Unearths a Deadly Cover-Up in This True Story

When he’s not acting, Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Spotlight) is an activist and environmentalist. But now all three of those interests are colliding in Dark Waters, a new film from Carol director Todd Haynes that’s based on a true story. Ruffalo plays a lawyer who discovers that American company DuPont was responsible for dumping chemicals […]

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Tom McCarthy’s New Movie Starring Matt Damon Gets a November 2020 Release Date

Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) has a new project on the horizon, and while it may no longer have an official title, it does have a release date. Focus Features will release Participant Media’s Untitled Tom McCarthy Project, directed by McCarthy and starring Academy Award-winner Matt Damon, domestically on Friday, November 6, 2020 (Limited) and […]

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A24 Opening Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves’ In Prime Awards Season November Spot

Exclusive: The first weekend of November is a magical place for limited releases, where a slew of Oscar contenders have launched.It’s where Open Road debuted Spotlight in 2015 which went on to win Best Picture, and it’s also the release date for a number of other Academy Award nominees such as A24’s Lady Bird, Fox […]

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Film News Roundup: Gotham Awards Set Date for 2019 Ceremonies

In today’s film news roundup, the Gotham Awards have been set for Dec. 2, “The Twentieth Century” and “Feast of the Seven Fishes” are acquired and The Writers Lab selects a dozen participants.Awards DateThe Independent Filmmaker Project announced that the 29th Ifp Gotham Awards will take place this year at Cipriani in New York City […]

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Abigail Breslin Joins Matt Damon in ‘Stillwater’ (Exclusive)

Abigail Breslin will star alongside Matt Damon in the upcoming movie “Stillwater,” which will be directed by Tom McCarthy.Participant Media acquired the project after Damon boarded the movie in May. Participant previously worked with McCarthy on his Oscar-winning drama “Spotlight.”“Stillwater” follows an American oil-rig rough neck from Oklahoma, played by Damon, who travels to Marseille […]

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Matt Damon Teams with ‘Spotlight’ Director Tom McCarthy on New Film (Exclusive)

Even as buzz grows for his upcoming race car drama “Ford v. Ferrari,” Matt Damon looks to keep the pedal to the metal: the A-lister is set to star in the Participant Media feature film “Stillwater” with Tom McCarthy directing.Damon attached himself in May, and the package was quickly acquired by Participant, who previously worked […]

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Participant Film and TV President Jonathan King Stepping Down

Participant Media’s president of narrative film and television Jonathan King is stepping down from his role and transitioning to independent producing.King, who has been with Jeff Skoll’s shop for 12 years, leaves his post in five weeks time, the company said in a Monday announcement. King’s greatest hits on behalf of Participant include the 2019 […]

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IndieWire Announces First-Ever Consider This Fyc Brunch With ‘The Act,’ ‘Catch-22,’ and ‘Now Apocalypse’

IndieWire, the definitive outlet for creative independence in film and TV, will launch its first ever Consider This Fyc event on Tuesday, May 21 in Hollywood. The three hour invitation-only brunch will welcome attendees comprised of TV Academy, guild members and select press and will be hosted by “America’s Got Talent” star Terry Crews.The brunch […]

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