Diane Weyermann has ankled the Sundance Institute to join eBay founder Jeff Skoll’s Participant Prods., where she’ll serve in the newly created position of exec VP of documentary production.
Reporting to Participant prexy Ricky Strauss, Weyermann will oversee the company’s docu slate, including the acquisition of projects, as well as inhouse productions.
Weyermann was the director of Sundance’s Documentary Film Program, a post she’d held since 2001. Previously, she developed and directed the Soros Documentary Fund of the Open Society Institute.
Skoll launched the L.A.-based production company with the goal of developing and supporting film projects that center on social issues.
Participant helped produce George Clooney’s period pic “Good Night, and Good Luck” from Warner Independent Pictures, Niki Caro’s upcoming “North Country” and Stephen Gaghan’s upcoming “Syriana.” Latter two films are from Warner Bros.