Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Participant on the About page.

Narrative Feature

We only accept submissions via guild-affiliated literary representation. Any unsolicited material will be returned unopened. Additionally, per Participant’s mandate, all submissions must include a social issue as part of its focus.

Documentary Feature

For all documentary submissions, we require the following:

  • A formal proposal
  • A line item budget
  • Filmmaker and/or Producer bios
  • Demo Reel or Work-in-Progress Reel
  • A completed and signed Documentary Submission Agreement

Please mail these elements to:

Participant Documentary Development

3520 Wesley Street

Culver City, CA 90232

Participant is a privately owned company. Please refer to for more information.

Participant does not accept unsolicited manuscripts of any kind.

Please visit our Careers Page to view our current open positions and internships.

Participant does not facilitate the physical production of our projects.


All interview and appearance requests, or other press inquires, should be directed to our Communications team at

You must contact the licensing department of the distributor for that particular film. If you are based in the U.S., you need to contact the U.S. distributor, which is listed on the film page for that specific title. If you are based outside of the U.S., please use the contact form on this page for the international distributor or sales agent.

We’re sorry, but as a small company, we do not have the resources to provide help for specific projects.