Diane Weyermann is Chief Content Officer at Participant. In her role, she is responsible for the company’s documentary feature film and TV slate. In addition to the upcoming documentaries Collective and Sing Me a Song, Participant’s recent documentary projects include Oscar® winner American Factory, City So Real, John Lewis: Good Trouble, Slay the Dragon, Watson, Aquarela, Foster, America to Me, The Price of Free, Far From the Tree, Human Flow, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble and Zero Days. Previous releases include Oscar®-winning films, CITIZENFOUR and An Inconvenient Truth, Oscar®-nominated RBG, Oscar®-nominated The Look of Silence, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning Food, Inc., and Emmy®-nominated The Great Invisible.
Prior to joining Participant in 2005, Weyermann was the director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program. During her tenure at Sundance, she was responsible for the Sundance Documentary Fund and launched two annual documentary film labs, focusing on the creative process.
Before her time at Sundance, Weyermann was the director of the Open Society Institute New York’s Arts and Culture Program where she launched the Soros Documentary Fund (which later became the Sundance Documentary Fund).