THE TEAM

PARTNERS

KIM JACKSON –  President/Producer 

Kim founded Streetwise Pictures, an NYC-based production company providing studio level production services for independent films, as well as collaborative investor relations.  In 2014, Streetwise was acquired by Evotion Media, where Kim oversees production and drives its strategic vision.

Her latest acclaimed production, Blue Caprice, was released nationally in theaters, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was the opening night film at New Directors/New Films.  That same year, Jackson was nominated for a Spirit Award for producing.  Other films include the award-winning Children of God and Gunhill Road.  Her latest film, Truth About Lies is launching into the market this fall.  Other credits while working at Universal Pictures include Munich (Dir. Steven Spielberg) and Inside Man (Dir. Spike Lee).  Her passion for story telling resides in sci-fi, and stories based on true events.  She is an alumna of Simmons College.

ZACH LEBEAU – Creative Director

At the age of 17, Zach was part of an expedition to the Amazon Rainforest.  For two months he traveled with an international research team over 1,100 miles on the Napo, Yasuni and Amazon Rivers via pontoon boats, assisting with various research projects and interacting with indigenous tribes.  The experience left a powerful impression and Zach spent his next 13 years living and traveling abroad, to over 50 countries on 5 continents.

Growing into adulthood “on the road”, Zach became familiar with various international business structures and practices, finding a way to meld his artistic pursuits with his commercials ones.  He wrote his first novel, MONKEY ME, solo sailing thousands of miles on the Caribbean Sea and produced several music albums in Eastern Europe- he and DJ Vajdai Vilmos were the first to fuse Hungarian Folk and electronica to critical acclaim with their debut album ETCHNO.  Their follow up hit, ROMANO TRIP- the fusion of electronica with Gypsy Folk- sold from New York to Tokyo and established a new world sound.  While working the entertainment triangle of London, Prague and Budapest, Zach also launched an animated television series on prime-time Hungarian television.   It was later spun-off into a movie that reached number 1 at the box office there.

He then went to work for the Crystal Group of Companies, an international development entity, where he oversaw the construction and management of various industrial and commercial properties in the countries of Ghana, UAE and the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Dominica.  He was also a principle in an alternative energy start-up in West Africa.

Moving back to the United States, Zach wrote and directed his first feature film, THE SCIENTIST, starring Bill Sage.  He then launched a women’s luxury clothing line, where he designed more than 100 different garments and accessories, building the brand from 4 stores to over 110 throughout the United States, Canada and the Middle East.  Selling his fashion interest in 2014, Zach moved to New York to become part of the decentralization movement, produce an independent film he wrote entitled ZORRA, which stars Ben Kingsley, and launch the epic sci-fi fantasy adventure series SINGULAR.

MICHAEL C. BRYAN – Development Director

Before joining Evotion, Michael worked as a Special Advisor for Deborah Turness, President of NBC News/NBC Universal and was involved on all aspects of the networks branding, marketing and production including creation of content for The Today Show, Weather Channel MSNBC and various other NBCUniversal properties.  Before Ms. Turness, he spent over 10 years working as a Special Advisor to the CEO and GM of Time Warner Corporate and all their subsidiary companies, particularly TNT, TBS and CNN.  He has advised Tribeca Productions (Robert DeNiro), actor Jessica Lange, producer Art Linson, actor Val Kilmer and director Joan Micklin Silver and many more.  He has written over 20 original screenplays (three of which have been optioned), four off-Broadway plays, six teleplays and is a published novelist and memoirist.

DAVID B. OLIVER – Finance Executive

David brings more than 20 years of entertainment “Finance” experience to Evotion.

As a banker at City National Bank and Comerica Bank, he structured various financing projects for film, television and other entertainment clients, including major and independent film and television production studios, film funds and private investment firms. David has worked to provide financing for numerous films including the Peter Jackson-produced DISTRICT 9, the TWILIGHT series of films, the Bruce Willis action picture RED, and television programming including the Jim Henson Company’s SID THE SCIENCE KID.  He received an MA from Yale University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

 

 

 

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