Kit Hawkins

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Kit Hawkins is an English entertainment entrepreneur and producer, based in Los Angeles.

Kit Hawkins is the CEO and Co-Founder of the entertainment company, Sunshine He leads the strategic vision for the company, the development of IP ventures and oversees the production of all film, television and live event projects across Sunshine’s London, LA and Beijing offices.

At Sunshine he has produced Gucci's Chime for Change featuring Beyoncé, Off-Script featuring Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Dwayne Johnson and Melissa McCarthy and the Emmy Nominated feature documentary My Beautiful Broken Brain

He co-founded the music management company, Everybody's with Adam Tudhope. Clients include Keane, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. Along with Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan, he is one of the founders of the annual Warchild Winter Wassail.

Kit Hawkins created the entertainment division of the advertising agency, Mother [1] In 2012, along with Al Maccuish, he was one of the Executive Producers of Amnesty International's The Secret Policeman's Ball at Radio City, New York. The show featured many comedians, including Ben Stiller, Jon Stewart, Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig. The musical artists were Coldplay and Mumford & Sons [2]

Kit Hawkins founded the 3D production company Nineteen Fifteen Productions which produced the world's first live 3D television broadcast, filming Keane Live at Abbey Road for Sky.[3] Other productions include Kylie Minogue Live in Toronto and Burberry's Fashion Show, which was broadcast live around the world. Kit Hawkins has also produced a number of music videos for artists including Madonna and Goldfrapp.

In 2005, the film Call Register, produced by Kit Hawkins, was nominated for a BAFTA.[4]

On 6 September 2007 Kit Hawkins was honored by the United Nations for his role as the worldwide producer of Al Gore's Live Earth.[citation needed] Seven of the films commissioned and executive produced by Kit Hawkins opened the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. They were introduced from the stage by Robert De Niro and Al Gore.[5]

Kit Hawkins has worked with Richard Curtis on a number of projects including Make Poverty History and Live8. In 2005, they co-created the Click Film [1] featuring George Clooney and Brad Pitt

Kit Hawkins is married to Jade Anderson, daughter of Yes singer Jon Anderson

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/about-us/kit-hawkins-mother
  2. ^ http://www.fastcocreate.com/1679971/agency-mother-london-orchestrates-the-secret-policeman-s-ny-ball-with-colbert-stewart-coldpl
  3. ^ "Sky screens UK's first live 3D TV broadcast".
  4. ^ http://www.bafta.org/awards/film/nominations/?year=2005
  5. ^ Mary Jayne McKay (April 5, 2007). "Al Gore To Open Tribeca Festival". CBS News.

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