David Linde is CEO of Participant Media, the leading global media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Linde is responsible for leading the Company’s overall strategy, content creation, social impact, operations, strategic investments and acquisitions. Participant’s content and social impact mandate speak directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” with noteworthy films including Oscar® Best Picture winners Spotlight and Green Book, as well as Oscar® winners ROMA, An Inconvenient Truth and A Fantastic Woman.
Linde previously served as chairman of Universal Pictures and co-founder of acclaimed specialty film studio Focus Features formed from Universal’s acquisition of acclaimed independent production company Good Machine, of which he was a partner. As the principal of Lava Bear Films, Linde also produced Oscar® Best Picture nominee Arrival. Linde serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.