Kia Jam CEO, Founder
Kia Jam is the founder and President of K. Jam Media. He has independently produced and financed more than 20 motion pictures over the past 20 years. His most recent release Accidental Love starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Marsden, Tracey Morgan, and Catherine Keener, was released in early 2015. Mr. Jam also produced Devil's Pass, which was shot entirely on location in Russia and was directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2). Prior to launching K. Jam Media, Mr. Jam was a principal founder and C.O.O. at Ascendant Pictures, an independent film production and finance company based in Beverly Hills, California. Along with its subsidiary Rising Star; Ascendant financed eighteen movies over a five year period with budgets totaling more than $750 million . Mr. Jam acted in a producing capacity on all of Ascendant Pictures' projects including Lucky Number Slevin (starring Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, and Morgan Freeman) and The Big White (staring Robin Williams and Holly Hunter). With Tom Cruise, he co-produced Ask the Dusk (starring Colin Farrel, Salma Hayek) and co-produced The Jacket (starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightly) alongside George Clooney. In 2006 along with Barrie Osborne (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix), Mr. Jam served as an executive producer of the sci-fi action adventure Outlander (starring Jim Caviezel and Ron Perlman), produced in partnership with The Weinstein Company. He is also the producer of Who's Your Caddy and Timber Falls. Prior to his tenure at Ascendant, Mr. Jam was President of an independent film production company based in Santa Monica, California. In 2002, he produced Juwanna Mann for Morgan Creek Pictures and Warner Bros. Among his other productions are Dungeons & Dragons with Joel Silver (The Matrix Trilogy, Lethal Weapon) for New Line Cinema, which starred Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans. Prior to producing features, Mr. Jam was recruited by James Cameron's visual effects powerhouse Digital Domain where he was involved in all levels of production on over 60 television commercials, including a Clio Award-winning Jeep Commercial and David Fincher's Grammy Award-winning Rolling Stones music video for "Love is Strong". Mr. Jam has also served as a consultant for a wide range of filmed entertainment company clients such as Relativity, Xinhua Media Entertainment, and Miramax Films, where together with his partners he secured and help organize the $660m purchase of Miramax from The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Jam graduated as a member of The Golden Key International Honor Society from the University of California Irvine with a degree in Political Science. Additionally, he is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Youth Foundation. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Producer • Ballistic
Producer • Divine Intervention
Producer • Above Heaven And Below Hell
Producer • Jake
Producer • Santa: The Adventure Begins
Executive Producer • Divinity
Producer • High Stakes
Producer • Killer's Game
Executive Producer • (TV Series) Rolling Justice
Producer • Stopping Power
Producer • Taming Ben Taylor
Producer • Untitled Clown Project
Executive Producer • Work of Art: Inside the At World
PAST FILMS & PROJECTS
2015 • In Association With: In the Heart of the Sea
2015 • Producer: Accidental Love
2014 • Executive Producer: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
2013 • Producer: Devil's Pass
2010 • Producer: Father of Invention, starring Kevin Spacey, Heather Graham
2009 • Producer: Black Water Transit, starring Laurence Fishburne & Stephen Dorff
2008 • Producer: $5 A Day, starring Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone
2007 • Producer: Timber Falls
2007 • Producer: Who's Your Caddy?
2006 • Producer: Lucky Number Sleven, starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
2006 • Executive producer: Outlander with Barrie Osborne (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), starring Jim Caviezel, Ron Perlman, partnered with the Weinstein Company
2006 • Co-producer: Ask the Dust w/ Tom Cruise, starring Colin Farrel, Salma Hayek
2005 • Producer: The Big White, starring Robin Williams & Holly Hunter
2005 • Co-producer: The Jacket w/ George Clooney, starring Adrien Brody
2002 • Producer: Juwanna Mann for Morgan Creek & Warner Bros.
2000 • Producer: Dungeons & Dragons with Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon), starring Jeremy Irons & Marlon Wayans
Carolina Vianna Leite Executive Assistant
Carolina Vianna Leite serves as the Executive Assistant to Kia Jam, the founder and president of K. Jam Media. Prior to joining the team at K. Jam Media, she held the position of Distribution Coordinator at Vision Films, an independent worldwide distributor and VOD aggregator of feature films, documentaries, television series, music, and reality programming. There, reviewing projects for possible acquisitions and working alongside producers and directors to obtain quality content that aligned with the company's objectives became a passion, which has helped inspire her work with K. Jam Media.
Ms. Vianna Leite received her education at the Academy of Art University, where she studied Fine Arts, Motion Picture & Television. She furthered her learning, while incorporating her love for varying cultures, by studying abroad in Paris and attending Lund University in Sweden. While she indulges and has many passions in life- she is proud to say cinema is one of the greatest.
Jeff Kranzdorf Business & Legal Affairs
Over the past 30+ years Jeff has worked actively in virtually every aspect of the record, music publishing, personal management, television production, distribution, home video and production facilities industries. Beginning his career as a studio musician and composer, Jeff had co-scored two made for network television movies before his 20th birthday. Jeff became the first USC undergraduate to work as an apprentice publicist at Rogers & Cowan. After going on to complete a doctorate of law from Southwestern University in 1979 and post-doctoral studies at the USC Law Center's Entertainment Law Institute and UCLA's Anderson School of Business, Jeff has occupied various executive positions within the industry. Jeff is a former AFI Award nominee as a producer/writer for a 1986 documentary on the life of his late friend and client Rick Nelson. He previously acted as worldwide head of business and legal affairs for Australia's Arclight Films (Crash, The Bank Job, and Bobby). He formerly represented management for musical artists such as N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and LFO. Since 1992 he has consulted on a wide variety of matters for clients such as Franklin/Waterman Entertainment andWaterman Entertainment which have collectively produced over 300 hours of first run episodic television and movies made for television. Steve Waterman (Stuart Little I , II, the Alvin & The Chipmunks Christmas Movie and its sequels and co-producer with Steven Spielberg of the Casper movie) continues to produce one blockbuster after another. Jeff oversaw all legal and financial matters concerning the production, financing and distribution of a series (8) of movies made for Universal Television Networks and the Turner Entertainment motion picture, Funny Money. Kranzdorf also served as a legal advisor and distribution/marketing consultant to over two dozen other leading edge entertainment companies in over a dozen countries around the world, including such industry notables as Time Life Music, Time Life Books, Columbia House, The Walt Disney Company, Mandalay Entertainment, Sony Music Asia, EMI Europe, Universal Music Group and Polygram Groupe Canada. His creative and business talents have helped to sell over 3 billion dollars worth of entertainment products over the past 30 years. Jeff has also served as the principal outside lawyer for a number of prominent producers of theatrical made for television family oriented motion pictures, many of which were produced in association with Clear Channel Communications, Fox, Warner Bros and New Line Cinema. His legal expertise is concentrated in the areas of phonograph record, music publishing, personal management, talent agency, motion picture and television production development, financing and distribution and related areas of general corporate and intellectual property law.