Kevin Iwashina is a Senior Associate at Endeavor Content, a division of global entertainment leader Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG). In his role, Iwashina identifies financing opportunities, handles sales and provides advisory services for media companies and content creators in the non-fiction space.
Endeavor Content finances, packages and sells over 100 feature films and television series a year. In non-fiction, recent film and television projects include: CHEF’S TABLE, LE MANS, THE GRAND TOUR, GLEASON, STEP, CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A BAD BOY STORY and LONG STRANGE TRIP, among others.
Iwashina joined Endeavor Content in 2017. Prior to that, he served as Founder & CEO at Preferred Content (PC), a film, television and digital sales, production and advisory company. During his tenure, he oversaw the representation of fiction and non-fiction content creators to secure financing and distribution of feature films and episodic series concepts.
Recent PC production and sales projects include the documentaries 78/52 and UNREST, which both premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, SMALL TOWN CRIME, which premiered at the 2017 SXSW Festival, the Netflix Original Documentary short film LONG SHOT, directed by Jacob LaMendola and Rodney Ascher’s cult documentary THE NIGHTMARE. Iwashina was the lead producer of the hit documentary JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, the precursor to CHEF’S TABLE.
Prior to launching PC, Iwashina was a senior agent in CAA’s Independent & International Film Group, after initially beginning his career in the mailroom at UTA. He holds a B.A. in English literature with a specialization in French language and culture from U.C.L.A. and is active in the non-profit sector. In addition, he 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).