‘Inconvenient Truth’ producer Diane Weyermann is dead

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Sadly, Diane Weyermann who was famed for holding and working on several eye-opening documentaries has died at the age of 66.

Before her demise, she known as the former director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program, she was also the chief content officer at Participant, a California-based film production company founded in 2004 by Jeffrey Skoll, dedicated to entertainment intended to spur social change.

Diane died on Thursday following a lung cancer battle in New York.

Jeff Skoll, the founder of Participant, a 2004 California-based film production company led the tributes session while noting down her presence and impact in the company.

“In the very earliest days of Participant, I was incredibly lucky to have Diane agree to run our newfound documentary department, including our first documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.”

“From day 1, Diane brought a passion to her work and cared deeply about the battles we helped fight over the issues portrayed in each film. Over 17 years together, she was a champion in every way, through strategic, industry, and emerging global challenges. Diane was the heart and soul of Participant.

“I will miss her spirit, her collegiality, and the effervescence she brought to everything she touched. I am deeply grateful for Diane’s dedication to helping me build Participant. Our team, the film industry, and the world have suffered a great loss. Diane was one of a kind.”Jeff wrote.

Former Vice President Al Gore, added: “It is not hyperbole to say that Diane Weyermann changed the world for the better in a remarkable way. She shone a powerful spotlight on stories that provoked thoughtful action to promote justice and ignited progress toward a better, safer and more equitable future.

“With her skill and passion, she spurred millions to become changemakers. Her deep and heartfelt empathy, creative vision, and unwavering commitment to supporting each and every person she encountered made her the most cherished of colleagues, mentors, and friends.

“I am devastated by her loss. It is beyond heartbreaking. And I am forever grateful for her friendship and for the incredible legacy that she leaves to the world.”

Throughout her career, Diane provided a great impact on her work place. Known for playing a positive pivotal role always.