Ken Nakamura


President, CEO

Ken is an acquisition consultant for international distributors of Motion Pictures with over 20 years industry experience. Recent pre-buy acquisitions include The Hurt Locker, Voltage Pictures; Twilight, Summit Entertainment; Departures, Content International; and Slumdog Millionaire, Pathé International. On behalf of his clients he has accumulated a film library in excess of 800 titles. Understanding the importance of the 2nd largest film market in the world, Ken, over his career has paid special attention to the needs of Asia and as a result developed an expertise for the region and an intimate network of broadcasters, distributors, producers and other industry contacts in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. His producing credits include Wrong Number, starring Eric Roberts and Brigitte Bako, winner of the Silver Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2001; The Spreading Ground starring Dennis Hopper, Leslie Hope and Frederic Forrest, directed by Derek Vanlint, which was nominated for Golden St. George Award, Moscow International Film Festival 2000, and winner of the Gold Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2000; and Provocateur which starred Jane March, Lilio Brancato, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Nick Mancuso, and directed by Jim Donovan. Ken is also the proud recipient of the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for Performing Arts 2009. He currently sits on the Board of The Grand River Film Festival as the Artistic Director and the Board of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.

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