September 20, 2014 7:40 PM ET


Company Overview of Participant Media, LLC

Company Overview

Participant Media, LLC, an entertainment company, focuses on feature film, television, publishing, and digital content businesses. It produces films, television shows, and documentaries; and digital content, including socially relevant news, opinions, entertainment, and information. The company operates a cable network; and publishes printed and digital downloadable versions of books. It offers its books through chain and independent bookstores, and online retailers; and content through distributors and sales agents in the United States and internationally. Participant Media, LLC was formerly known as Participant Productions. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Beverly Hi...

331 Foothill Road

3rd Floor

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

United States

Founded in 2004





Key Executives for Participant Media, LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Founder and Chairman
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
President of Pivot
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Participant Media, LLC Key Developments

Pivot Launches in New York City and Boston on RCN

Participant Media's television network Pivot announced that it is launching on RCN's system in New York City and Boston in August. Offering a diverse slate of programming aimed at Millennial audiences including critically acclaimed series HITRECORD ON TV starring, created and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Please Like Me created by Josh Thomas, Pivot is now available in SD and HD to viewers in Boston and will be available starting August 19 in New York City as part of RCN's Digital Cable TV package on their Signature tier. Pivot is also rolling out its authenticated App in the two cities ensuring customers can watch their favorite series, documentary or movie on the network anytime and anywhere. And Pivot TV's on demand programming will be available to RCN customers.

Participant Media Appoints Ann Boyd as EVP of Communications

Ann Boyd has joined Participant Media as evp of communications, reporting directly to CEO Jim Berk. In the newly created position Boyd will be responsible for overseeing the communications strategy and operations across Participant's media portfolio, including its film and documentary division, new television network Pivot and digital lifestyle brand TakePart. She most recently served as evp of global communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment and was a studio representative on the Motion Picture Association and Creative America Coalition.

Participant Media Promotes Karina Kogan to Senior Vice President, Digital

Participant Media announced that Karina Kogan has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital for Participant Media. Kogan will now oversee all digital operations for Participant. The company has named Scott Roesch, Senior Vice President,; Eve Epstein, Vice President, Programming; Paul Tullis, Features Editor; Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, News Editor; and Lauren Wade, Senior Photo Editor. All will be based out of the company's Los Angeles offices and will focus on evolving the site's coverage of issues and innovations in sustainability, education, environment, human rights, and other important challenges facing its planet. Roesch will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of while developing the growth strategies for the business, including driving revenue, traffic and social impact. Previously he spent five years at Viacom as VP of Original Development for Comedy Central Digital and GM of AtomFilms. Epstein previously spent 10 years at DailyCandy rising to editor-in-chief of the digital publisher.

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