Participant Media Names Lynn Heymont Senior Vice President, Human Resources

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Lynn Heymont has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources
for Participant Media, it was announced by Participant CEO Jim Berk.
Heymont, who will report to Berk, will be responsible for the direction
and administration of human resource strategy for Participant Media,
including the film group, its digital division TakePart and its new TV
channel, Pivot, which launches August 1st.

“Participant has grown to be a multiplatform media company with
operations in both LA and NY,” said Berk. “Given our rapid growth curve
and our expansion into television with Pivot and our plans to increase
our workforce both domestically and internationally, we are very
fortunate to have Lynn, with her wealth of HR experience in the
entertainment industry.”

Said Heymont, “As a strong advocate of working collaboratively with
senior management teams to effect corporate goals and initiatives, I’m
delighted to join Participant and be part of a team of outstanding
professionals who live their values and make a difference every day.”

Lynn has held a number of senior Human Resources leadership roles in the
entertainment industry, including at CBS, Sony Pictures Entertainment,
and most recently, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group where she was the
Executive Vice President, Human Resources – North America. In that role
she was a pivotal member of the due diligence team that was responsible
for the rapid succession of strategic acquisitions which doubled the
size of the company and its digital footprint.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Lynn has had a long
history of public service, including serving on the Board of Directors
and as West Coast Vice Chair for The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for
Minority Interests in Media, the President’s Council of Cornell Women,
and the Dean’s Advisory Board of UCLA Extension. In 2011 Lynn was
elected to Cornell’s University Council which partners with the Board of
Trustees on issues impacting the university’s faculty, staff and student
body.

Lynn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and was the 2009
recipient of Cornell University’s Helen Bull Vandervort Alumni
Achievement Award. In 2005, she was honored as one of forty female
executives selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal with its annual
Women Making a Difference Award.

Participant (participantmedia.com)
is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus
on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that
inspires social change. Participant’s more than 40 films include GOOD
NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC.,
WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’, THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its
films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its
new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain,
encourage and empower every individual to take action.

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DDA Public Relations
Alice Zou, 310-205-4868
alice.zou@ddapr.com

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