Director / Founder
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, producer, director and adventurer. Studying film in his native New York City and at USC in his undergraduate years, Jonathan Baker began his entertainment career as a writer, director and producer on “Through Scavullo’s Eyes”, a Warner Bros. documentary on controversial fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo; as well as a wildly successful “Dorf on Golf”, a sports spoof with Tim Conway; and “Dirty Tennis”, a comedy starring Dick Van Patten, Nicolette Sheridan and then Bruce Jenner that aired on HBO and Cinemax. It won 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 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.
STUART POLLOK - Producer
Stuart Pollok has worked in various capacities in the film industry for almost 25 years.
After a brief stint in marketing for Universal Pictures, Stuart worked in development, production and business affairs for most of the nineties at Paramount Pictures- based Prelude Pictures, rising to Executive Vice President, the highest-ranking executive at the company. At Prelude, a division of Neufeld/Rehme Productions, the producers of Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October and Clear And Present Danger, The Omen, and No Way Out, among many others, Stuart originated and shepherded to production Judicial Consent for HBO/Rysher Entertainment, Black Dog for Universal Pictures and tent-pole Lost In Space for New Line Cinema.
Investigators family franchise for BVI, and handled production services in Germany for Flightplan starring Jodie Foster for Imagine Entertainment/Disney.
Starting in 2010, Stuart joined Indomitable Entertainment, a boutique executive production and film finance consultancy firm. As President of Film/Executive Producer, Stuart worked to structure and protect the investments of a high net worth individual across three film investments, including the highly successful Soul Surfer, that grossed $45m at the domestic box office for FilmDistrict/Sony, as well as executive produced and consulted for a number of studio producers, including, Paul Schiff, Steve McEveety, Scott Kroopf, Mark Ciardi, and John Baldecchi.
As an independent producer, Stuart currently has set up for production No Mean City being written by Greg Burke (BAFTA-winning ’71) and directed by David Mackenzie (Academy-nominated 2016 Best Feature’ Hell or High Water); Ivanhoe an adaptation of the classic Walter Scott novel by Irvine Welsh (novelist of Trainspotting, T2) and to be directed by Jon Baird (Filth); Sexual Healing, about soul legend Marvin Gaye’s self-imposed exile in Europe, to be written and directed by Geoffrey Fletcher (Academy Award Best Screenplay for Precious); and Black Flag written and to be directed by Ryan Bonder (The Brother) and financed by Alchemy Film Fund and sold by Lotus Entertainment, among others.
Stuart is a former New York attorney and a graduate of the University of Glasgow, Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Peter Stark Producing Program. He was a Rotary Scholar at Georgetown, representing Europe on a World Peace Initiative, and at high school graduated as top male of his class.
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 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.