Amanda Hillsberg (USA)
Director of Development

Amanda started her nonfiction film career at the Original Programming Division at Pivot TV, before coming to Participant.

Born and raised in NYC with a degree from NYU, Amanda Hillsberg works in the documentary division at Participant as Director of Documentary Film where she oversees new projects and helps production manage the slate from development through release.

Participant was founded in 2004 by social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, with a commitment to producing entertainment with socially relevant themes. Participant has produced more than 100 feature and documentary films that collectively have earned 82 Academy Award® nominations and 21 wins and have highlighted some of the most pressing issues of our time. Initially founded with a focus on film, over the past decade Participant has expanded to become a multi-platform content company, annually producing up to six narrative feature films, six documentary films, three episodic television series, and over 20 hours of digital short form programming.