2016 INDUSTRY JURY
Founder & CEO of Preferred Content
Kevin Iwashina in the Founder & CEO of Preferred Content, a film, television and digital sales & finance company. Founded in January 2010, Preferred Content (PC) specializes in the sale of North American and Worldwide distribution rights for both narrative and documentary filmed entertainment content. Additionally, PC represents filmmakers to assemble creative and financial elements for film, TV and digital projects. Recent PC projects include FRANK AND LOLA, LOVESONG, and the documentary BAD KIDS which all premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Additional titles include the 2016 Sundance Midnight features ANTIBIRTH and TRASHFIRE, the 2016 SXSW documentaries ORANGE SUNSHINE and SILICON COWBOYS, I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS distributed by Bleecker Street and Rodney Ascher's THE NIGHTMARE. PC also produced and handled worldwide sales on the hit documentary JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI released by Magnolia Pictures. Iwashina holds a B.A. in English Literature with minor in French Language and Culture from U.C.L.A. He is active in the non-profit sector and serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association (IDA). He began his career in the mailroom at the United Talent Agency (UTA).