Diane Weyermann

Chief Content Officer

Diane Weyermann

Chief Content Officer

As Chief Content Officer, Diane Weyermann is responsible for the documentary feature film and television slate of Participant Media, a company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change.

Participant’s recent documentary projects include Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory, Mark Johnson Harris and Deborah Oppenheimer’s Foster, Victor Kossakovsky’s Aquarela, Steve James’ America to Me, Derek Doneen’s The Price of Free, Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow, Rachel Dretzin’s Far From the Tree and Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Previous releases include Oscar®-winning CITIZENFOUR, Oscar®-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Oscar®-nominated RBG, Oscar®-nominated The Look of Silence, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning Food, Inc., Emmy®-nominated The Great Invisible, as well as Page One: Inside the New York Times, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, He Named Me Malala, Merchants of Doubt, A Place at the Table, Waiting for “Superman,” Countdown to Zero, Standard Operating Procedure, Jimmy Carter from Plains and Darfur Now.

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, a program supporting documentary films dealing with contemporary human rights, social justice, civil liberties, and freedom of expression from around the world. She launched two annual documentary film labs, focusing on the creative process – one dealing with editing and storytelling, and the other with music. Weyermann’s work in the documentary field extends many years prior to Sundance.

For seven years, Weyermann was the director of the Open Society Institute New York’s arts and culture program. In addition to her work with contemporary art centers and culture programs in the Soros Foundation network, she launched the Soros Documentary Fund (which later became the Sundance Documentary Fund) in 1996.

 

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