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Participant rides with Submarine

Company to handle North American, doc sales

Participant Media has tapped Josh Braun’s Submarine Entertainment to handle North American sales and consult on worldwide sales of its upcoming documentaries.

Participant said the deal covers an untitled project by Davis Guggenheim about public education, Lucy Walker’s project about the danger of nuclear weapons and Brian Hill’s “Climate of Change,” about the efforts of everyday people to fight global warming.

Braun will consult with Participant on business and general strategy for its documentary films.

Submarine secured distribution deals for Participant/River Road’s “Food Inc.,” the top-grossing documentary at the domestic box office this year at $4 million, and “The Cove.” Other films handled by Submarine include “Humpday,” “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” “Soul Power,” “Burma VJ” and “Man on Wire,” which won the documentary Oscar this year.

Five-year-old Participant focuses on projects that highlight social issues and includes advocacy programs as part of each release.

Submarine is a hybrid sales and production company that has repped and sold feature films and docus for nine years.

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