Magazine article Screen International

Participant, DFI in $100M Fund

Magazine article Screen International

Participant, DFI in $100M Fund

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Participant Media and Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced a $100m revolving fund on Wednesday [13] to back what is expected to be 12-16 features over five years.

The partners will work together closely on the development and production initiative and oversee production and arrange worldwide distribution.

Participant and DFI said in addition they were exploring opportunities to establish:

a joint venture to create content for Participant's new television channel that will launch in August;

a distribution outlet for DFI's feature output through Participant's media interests in the US and other territories;

an Arabic version of TakePart.com, Participant's online division and social action network to create Middle-Eastern based content in Arabic and English for global distribution;

a Middle East branch of Participant to be based at DFI's Qatar headquarters. …

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