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Innovators in Action, Original Video Series Featuring Interviews with the World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs, to Debut on Takepart.com September 20

Subjects Include Jude Law (Peace One Day), Gary White (Water.org) and Larry Brilliant (Skoll Global Threats Fund)

  Starting Tuesday September 20, Participant Media’s digital arm, TakePart, debuts the original video series Innovators in Action. The first 11 of 47 interviews with the world’s leading social entrepreneurs will be posted at www.takepart.com/skollworldforum.   The videos were filmed this spring at the premier international social entrepreneurship gathering, the Skoll World Forum, in Oxford, England. They spotlight one-on-one discussions about inspiration, innovation and how to make change that lasts. Interviewees include Water.org’s Gary White, Peace One Day’s Jude Law and Skoll Global Threats Fund’s Larry Brilliant.   Christopher Gebhardt, Executive Vice President of Participant Media and General Manager, TakePart, said, “We are excited to launch this series on TakePart. Our thanks to everyone at the Skoll Foundation and Skoll Global Threats Fund, as well as each of the amazing interviewees. Solving the world’s most pressing problems starts with sharing the stories behind them, as they unfold. Social entrepreneurs and those who support them are sharing best practices, talking about what works, and rewriting the future. We are so glad to be able to shine a spotlight on them.”   Following this first installment, three more interview videos will be posted weekly on TakePart.com/SkollWorldForum. The series was produced by Jenna Briand (VP Content, TakePart), Derek Doneen (Director, TakePart), Adam Trunell (Producer, TakePart) and Carrie Alling (Account Executive, TakePart).   Other interview subjects featured are Ashoka’s Bill Drayton; KaBOOM!’s Darell Hammond; The Hawn Foundation’s Goldie Hawn; Kevin Spacey Foundation’s Hamish Jenkinson;  Free the Children’s Craig Kielburger; Sesame Workshop’s Gary Knell; Sierra Club’s Carl Pope; and FirstBook’s Kyle Zimmer.   TakePart (www.TakePart.com) is the digital arm and online Social Action Network of Participant Media, an entertainment company that focuses on documentary and narrative feature films, television, publishing and digital content about the real issues that shape our lives. For each of its projects, Participant creates social action and advocacy programs to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action. Founded by Chairman Jeff Skoll in 2004, Jim Berk serves as CEO and Ricky Strauss as President. Participant’s films include The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson’s War, An Inconvenient Truth, Good Night, and Good Luck, The Visitor, Food, Inc., The Cove, The Crazies, Countdown to Zero, Waiting for “Superman,” Fair Game, PAGE ONE: Inside The New York Times, The Help, Circumstance and Contagion.   The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches to solve the world’s most pressing problems. The mission of the Forum, held yearly in Oxford, England, is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change.