Robert Kessel

Executive Vice President of Narrative Film

Robert Kessel

Executive Vice President of Narrative Film

Robert Kessel is Executive Vice President of Production at Participant Media where co-manages the development and production of the narrative films for the company. 

Since joining Participant in 2013, Kessel has been integral in the production of the company’s most commercially successful films to date —Wonder and Green Book — as an Executive Producer on the former and overseen production on both. In addition to those films, Kessel also oversaw production on such Participant films as SpotlightDeepwater HorizonBeasts of No Nation and A Most Violent Year.

Currently, he is serving as Executive Producer on the upcoming Todd Haynes film, Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway. 

Prior to Participant, Kessel held executive posts at Matt Tolmach Productions, Overture Films, Hart Sharp Entertainment and Miramax Films.

Robert serves on the board of Students Run LA, a non-profit organization which trains over 3000 at-risk kids to run the LA Marathon each year.  He holds a B.A. in political science and film from Vassar College.  

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