Tag Archives: Participant Media

He Named Me Malala Yousafzai

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”– Malala Yousafzai Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that National Geographic Channel has joined forces with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the global theatrical release of Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming feature documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA, an intimate[...]

Spotlight on Billionaire Jeff Skoll

By Robert Welkos NAME: JEFF SKOLL NET WORTH: $2.7 billion (TheRichest.com) to $3.8 billion (Forbes) SOURCE OF WEALTH: eBay ‘BIO: Born to a middle-class family in Canada, Skoll graduated with honors in electrical engineering program at the University of Toronto, then went backpacking around the world before entering Stanford Business School, where he[...]

The Help: The Power of Film to Create Social Change

HollywoodNews.com: There is a vibrant tradition in American cinema of films that tackle compelling social issues. Seminal films, including “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Norma Rae” remind everyone that the smallest acts of courage can inspire social change.[...]

60,000 people pledge to see “Waiting for ‘Superman'”

HollywoodNews.com: Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and Walden Media announced today 60,000 people have pledged to see the award-winning documentary film “Waiting for ‘Superman’” when it opens this fall, making it the fourth goal reached on the campaign’s “Pledge Progress Meter.” As a result, First Book and global education leader Houghton[...]