Participant Media has long been a major player at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. In the midst of acquiring the rights to the inspiring documentary, RBG, Participant also took the time to recognize one of its own inspiring figures. Over a hundred friends, colleagues, and team members gathered at Handle in Park City in honor of Diane Weyermann, Participant’s celebrated President of Documentary Film & Television. The private three-hour event featured farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with custom cocktails, a collection of wintry decor and floral arrangements, and a set by Tao’s house DJ Mel Debarge. Two TV screens displayed looped content of some of Participant Media’s feature films and documentaries.
Mirrored Media also provided a custom sound system, custom accent lighting, themed accent pieces, and specialty cocktail menus. Each drink was named after a Participant Media film, with corresponding menu designs reflecting the films’ lobby cards.
While the party was hosted in honor of Weyermann, she gave a short speech that honored her colleagues in attendance instead, praising their collaborative efforts for the rise and continued success of Participant Media.