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Participant CEO David Linde Discusses International Expansion With ScreenDaily

Participant Media’s David Linde talks international expansion

Screen Daily – February 9, 2017

By Jeremy Kay

It feels only right that less than 18 months after David Linde was named CEO of Participant Media, the company has made its first concrete moves in the international distribution arena. As the former Universal Pictures chairman and the man who helped established Good Machine with partners James Schamus and Ted Hope — before it morphed into Focus Features — Linde knows as well as anyone the value and importance of reaching a global audience.

Participant, founded by US philanthropist and entrepreneur Jeff Skoll to effect social change, announced its sales pact with Lionsgate International in January. The deal covers Participant films in all territories outside North America, including all available non-output territories for the features that fall under Participant’s deal with Amblin Partners as a co-investor alongside Reliance Group, eOne and Alibaba Group. Read more.