Kia Jam CEO, Founder
Kia Jam is the founder and President of K. Jam Media. He has independently produced and financed more than 25 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 approximately 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 for its current owners.
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. He is a 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.
Highlights (For a detailed list of his filmography, please see Kia's page)
2015 • Producer: Accidental Love, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessical Biel
2014 • Producer: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, starring Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke
2013 • Producer: Devil's Pass, directed by Renny Harlin
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
Steve Piskula Office Manager
Steven Piskula joined K.Jam Media in August 2011 and is responsible for office operations and management. Additionally, Mr. Piskula provides IT assistance and internal project cost-tracking. Prior to joining K.Jam Media, Mr. Piskula launched a successful graphic and engineering design company.