Innovative artists hired a former Panavision marketing director Jennifer Kuwabara as an agent in its Production division.
A 25-year industry veteran who enjoys an excellent reputation among Panavision’s cinematographers, studios and production teams in Hollywood and Woodland Hills, having worked with artisans from concept to completion at all budget levels.
Kuwabara understands the technological needs of each production, as well as the financial constraints involved – from big budget films, television and commercials to independent films, and she is known as a strong negotiator.
“Jen has been a close collaborator, a tireless advocate, and a beloved part of my filmmaking family for over 20 years, and I’m thrilled to continue working with her in this new role,” longtime collaborator Steve Yedlin, CSAsaid in a statement.
“With so many of our best clients having worked with Jennifer for over two decades, she already possesses the management style that has made us successful. Her dedication to her clients and her commitment to her work make her a perfect addition to the team,” added Debbie Haeuslerwho runs the production department of Innovative Artist.
“I’ve admired the work Innovative Artists has been doing for their roster for years,” said Kuwabara, a former dancer who previously worked in the nonprofit sector. “I’m a big fan of cinematography, production design and costume design. Bringing art and science together to deliver an emotional response, while inventing a visual language, is what gets me out of bed every day. I’m thrilled to start working as a production agent with Innovative’s brilliant clients.
Innovative Artists is a full-service agency with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more than 30 years, its production department has been a mainstay of the company, representing a group of leading artists in the world of film, television, commercial and music video production. Innovative’s production roster includes producers, cinematographers, production designers, editors, costume designers, stunt coordinators, second unit directors, first assistant directors, and supervisors and producers visual effects.