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Diane Weyermann, Participant Executive and ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Producer, Dies at 66

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Addie Morfoot ContributorDiane Weyermann, chief content officer at Participant and former director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program died Thursday of cancer in New York.

She was 66.For the last three decades, Weyermann played a seminal role in supporting the documentary community and shaping the nonfiction landscape during stints at Participant and the Sundance Institute.

Oscar winning docus including Davis Guggenheim’s “An Inconvenient Truth” (2006), Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour” (2014) and “American Factory” (2019) are among the many projects that Weyermann helped shepherd.Weyermann joined Participant in 2005 – one year after Jeff Skoll founded the socially conscious production company.

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