About

Jonathan Baker
JONATHAN BAKER DIRECTOR/PRESIDENT

 

Jonathan Baker has always been enthralled by smart storytelling and larger-than-life figures, taking inspiration from greats like Ernest Hemingway to guide his own sensibilities as a writer, movie producer, director and adventurer.  Studying film in his native New York City and at USC in his undergraduate years, former Hollywood actor Jonathan Baker, began his entertainment industry career as a writer, film director and producer of projects such as Through Scavullo’s Eyes, a Warner Bros. documentary on controversial fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo; Dorf on Golf, a sports spoof with Tim Conway; and Dirty Tennis, a comedy starring Dick Van Patten, Nicolette Sheridan and Bruce Jenner that aired on HBO and Cinemax, winning the VSDA and the New York Film Festival Award for Best Comedy Video of the Year. More recently he founded Baker Entertainment Group, a multimedia development and film production company housed at Paramount Studios Lot.

 

Baker is also a successful entrepreneur who grew a start-up venture, SkinSpa, into the leading full-service day spa in the U.S. before selling that brand

in 2011.  While focusing on Baker Entertainment Group and his evolving work as a film director, he remains active in the personal care field and has currently developed a new signature brand, Jonathan Baker EST 1962, which introduces its first line of many pure aromatherapy products. Jonathan’s mens casual clothing line is due out next.

Daniel Herther SVP, Film, TV, Digital Development

 

Daniel Herther is a feature film executive formerly at Relativity Studios, where he helped supervise the studio’s slate of projects from development through post-­‐production and release.

 

At Relativity, Herther served as the on-­‐set executive for D.J. Caruso’s The Disappointments Room,    starring    Kate    Beckinsale,    helping    guide    it    from    early development through post. He helped oversee development of the espionage thriller Hunter Killer and set  up  and  developed  both director  Ric  Waugh’s sci-­‐fi  thriller Tipping Point and Wentworth Miller’s adaptation of the female driven serial  killer novel, Scare Me. Other projects Herther set up include Damsel: The Untold Story  of Rapunzel and Smoke, an early 80’s drug trafficking/speedboat racing thriller, based on true events, as well as Replay, a quantum-­‐physics experiment thriller, with David Twohy attached to direct. Herther also served as the creative liaison between Relativity and SilverDream, one of its Chinese partners. Currently, Herther serves as the President of BEG, a Paramount Pictures based TV and film production company headed by financier, producer and filmmaker Jonathan Baker.

 

Before joining Relativity, Herther worked in the story department at DreamWorks and held positions at Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions and 20th Century Fox. Herther earned his BA in Comparative Literature and his MA in English Literature at Loyola Marymount’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He recently served on LMU’s School of Film and Television’s 2015 Film Outside the Frame Awards and Festival Jury where he judged scripts and shorts submitted by students.

Kevin Koloff Business Affairs

 

Kevin Koloff has over 25 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of the film, music and television industries.   His clients cross the spectrum from individuals to major studios.

 

Prior to opening his current practice, Kevin’s experience includes stints at big law firms (Loeb and Loeb, Mitchell, Silberburg and Knupp), independent film production companies, and twelve years as a Senior Vice President at Paramount Pictures.  He regularly guest lectures at schools such as UCLA, Loyola Law School and the University of Southern California School of Music.  He is a frequent panelist at film and music industry symposia.

 

Kevin received his B.A., magna cum laude, in economics and mathematics from Dartmouth College, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was honored as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

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