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Participant’s Jonathan King On ‘A Fantastic Woman’ & Continued Impact


By Nancy Tartaglione

March 12, 2018


EXCLUSIVE: Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman scored a first win for Chile with the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar last week. It was also the first win for Participant Media within its relationship with the talent behind the multi-layered pic. And, it ticks yet another box in Participant’s bid to make entertainment that inspires social change.

At the Oscars ceremony, A Fantastic Woman star Daniela Vega — who plays Marina, a transgender waitress and singer who is forced to confront suspicion and contempt after the death of her older lover — became the first openly transgender person to ever act as a presenter. She and the film also have a hand in potentially effecting social change at home, bringing a wider spotlight to a bill that would give transgender Chileans the right to change their name and gender ID in official documents. Read more