Kew Media Distribution Strengthens Ties with Participant


Kew Media Distribution (KMD) has entered into a multiyear distribution agreement with Participant, which is dedicated to entertainment that “inspires audiences to engage in positive social change.”

The partnership grants KMD global television and digital rights to limited new projects from the L.A.-based company, across documentary and narrative feature films, alongside award-winning content from Participant’s library. Participant is behind such Academy Award-winning films as Spotlight, Green Book and Roma. Participant titles covered in the deal include the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc.; the Emmy Award nominee Pressure Cooker; Sundance Award winners 3 ½ Minutes, 12 Bullets and Circumstance; SXSW Festival winner The Great Invisible; and The World According to Sesame Street.

David Linde, Participant’s CEO, commented: “We do all we can to ensure that our programming combines the power of a good story, well told, with opportunities for real world impact. 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.”

Jonathan Ford, executive VP of sales at Kew Media Distribution, added: “Participant’s content really resonates with the growing voice of the ‘conscious consumer’ around the world. We look forward to working with them to grow that audience and to help bring global awareness to a multitude of topics through their high-end documentaries and fiction features.”