Jonathan King

Jonathan King

Jonathan King oversees development and production of Participant’s narrative feature films. Participant Media’s slate is driven by the idea that a good story well told can inspire and compel social change. During his tenure, King has overseen the production of such films as 2016 Academy Award® Best Picture winner Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation, The Help, Contagion, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the upcomingDeepwater Horizon and Shot Caller.

Prior to joining Participant, King worked as both a producer and an executive for companies including Focus Features, Laurence Mark Productions, and Miramax Films. Some of the movies he has worked on include Dreamgirls, The Lookout, Finding Forrester, Studio 54, Guinevere, and Judas Kiss. He started his film career in MGM/UA’s New York office, scouting books, theater, and independent films.

King currently serves on the board of advisors for the Outfest Legacy Project, a partnership with the UCLA Film and Television Archive that restores and preserves important works of queer cinema. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Florida State University Film School, and on the board of directors of the John Alexander Project, a nonprofit dedicated to nurturing and supporting innovative investigative journalism.  

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Marcus Ammon

Marcus Ammon

Marcus Ammon is the Senior Vice President Film at Sky Deutschland. He is responsible for the set-up and expansion of the Sky film- and TV series channels and has significant influence on the negotiations with Hollywood studios. Among other projects, he lead the launch of the channels Sky 3D and Sky Atlantic HD as well as the engagement of Harald Schmidt at Sky. With more than 15 years of experience, Ammon has already had an extensive career in the German film and TV businesses. Between 2003 and 2009 he was the Managing Director of MGM Networks Deutschland GmbH; before that, he was the Program Director at Universal Studios Networks Germany GmbH (now: NBC Universal).

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Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey has been the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2008. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of the festival's selection. Before assuming his current role, Bailey worked as journalist, film critic and a programmer for TIFF. In addition, he has programmed and hosted TIFF’s highly successful subscription series "Reel Talk," and headed TIFF’s "Perspective Canada" series as well as curated films for Cinematheque Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and Australia’s Sydney International Film Festival. As the artistic director of one of the world’s biggest and most important film festivals, Bailey brings a comprehensive wealth of experience to his position, and under his lead the festival continues to grow in size and significance every year.

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Damir Bandalo

Damir Bandalo

Damir Bandalo is an entrepreneur, engineer and movie enthusiast who loves pushing the envelope on mobile UX and UI. He is currently the CEO of Superpopcorn. He holds a masters degree in finance from the University of Zagreb. Having started out his career in banking, he quickly realised the opportunities that exist in the mobile sector and left to start his own business. After running a successful mobile development studio for a couple of years, he decided to switch focus once again and pursue a passion project for enhancing the cinema-going experience full time. The project, now known as Superpopcorn, is the fastest and easiest way to buy cinema tickets online in Germany with more countries launching soon.

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Markus Barmettler

Markus Barmettler

Markus Barmettler is president of the Omega Entertainment Ltd., a vertically integrated global film entertainment company, founded in 2005 with the backing of the strategic Chinese investment group Tiger 8 Media. Omega Entertainment develops, finances, produces and sells prestige and talent driven commercial feature films on a global basis through strategic alliances.

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