Amanda Hillsberg (USA)
Creative Executive, Documentary

Amanda started her career in the original programming division at Pivot TV, before moving over to Participant to work in documentary.

Born and raised in New York City, she’s a graduate from NYU Tisch and currently resides in Los Angeles.

As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 30 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake. Participant’s more than 100 films have collectively earned 74 Academy Award nominations and 19 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Green Book and Best Foreign Language Film for Roma and A Fantastic Woman. Participant’s digital division, SoulPancake (, is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting content that reaches an audience of over 9 million fans.

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Filmmaker driven feature documentaries in development or early production that highlight urgent social issues.