Green Book

Source: Participant Media

Green Book

Green Book producer Participant has struck a multi-year distribution tie-up with Kew Media Distribution (KMD).

The deal hands KMD global TV and digital rights to limited new projects from Participant, mainly across documentary and narrative feature films.

LA-based Participant mainly produces big-budget features such as Spotlight, Green Book and Roma but recently moved into TV.

Jeff Skoll’s outfit is a co-producer on Mammoth Screen’s forthcoming BBC adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses and was also behind Netflix’s Central Park Five drama five-parter When They See Us.

Titles in the new deal include Sundance features 3-1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets and Circumstance as well as the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc., SXSW festival winner The Great Invisible, Pressure Cooker and The World According to Sesame Street.

Participant chief executive David Linde recently signed a multi-year deal to remain at the helm of the company.

He said: “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.”

KMD executive vice president Jonathan Ford hailed Participant’s content for “resonating with the growing voice of the ‘conscious consumer’ around the world”.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Participant by Krista Wegener, Participant’s executive vice president of sales and distribution, and Danice Woodley, the outfit’s senior vice president of business and legal affairs.

This story first appeared on Screen’s sister site Broadcast.