Indie film producer of character-driven films
Jane Kelly Kosek is an independent feature film and documentary producer. She co-founded Wonder Entertainment in 2004 and collaborates with Leslie Iwerks Productions.
In 2011, Jade produced the short documentary Pipe Dreams, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 2010, Jane produced the feature film The Diary of Preston Plummer, written and directed by Sean Ackerman, and starring Trevor Morgan, Rumer Willis, Robert Loggia, Erin Dilly and Christopher Cousins. She also produced Sam Jaeger's feature directorial debut Take Me Home, set to World Premiere at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival. Sam currently stars in the NBC show Parenthood. In addition, Jane was a producer on the television documentary Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible. The documentary premiered on Starz Encore on November 14, 2010.
In 2007, Jane produced the romantic drama Not Since You in Athens, Georgia. This film features the ensemble cast of Desmond Harrington, Kathleen Robertson, Christian Kane, Jonny Abrahams, Sunny Mabrey, Will Estes, Sara Rue, Elden Henson, Barry Corbin, and Liane Balaban. In addition to overseeing the production, Jane was a co-writer on the script.
Not Since You premiered at the 2009 Hollywood Film Festival and won a Silver Remi Award at the WorldFest Houston in 2010. It was released on Pay Per View and Video on Demand by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution on November 1, 2010 and on DVD by Monarch Home Video on November 23, 2010. The film has sold worldwide and will have a U.S. television premiere on Showtime in May 2011.
Also in 2007, Jane executive produced Tennessee. She partnered with Lee Daniels Entertainment on Tennessee, which stars Mariah Carey, Adam Rothenberg, and Ethan Peck. Vivendi Ent. released Tennessee theatrically in the United States in June 2009 and on DVD in January 2010.
In 2008, Jane released the first film adaptation of a Thomas Ligotti horror short story as a DVD/Book set, available through FilmBaby.com. Jane produced this short film adaptation titled The Frolic (based on the short story of the same name) in 2006. Later in 2009, Jane produced the short film Gay Baby, which won the audience award for Best Overall Short Film at San Diegoï¿½s FilmOut Film Festival in 2010.
Jane produced her first feature-length film, Straight Line, with writer/director Sean Ackerman in 2005. Filmed in eight countries, this drama took two years to make and premiered at the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival. Straight Line garnered digital distribution through Cinetic Media in 2008.
Originally from Livonia, Michigan, Jane attended University of Michiganï¿½Ann Arbor and Oakland University. She worked for eight years in publishing as a writer and editor, both in Detroit and NY. In 2001, Jane relocated to LA where she assisted Academy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Akiva Goldsman for three years at his production company Weed Road Pictures, located on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA. With Akiva, she worked on A Beautiful Mind, Constantine, Starsky & Hutch, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Other film and television projects Jane helped coordinate include Kasi Lemmonsï¿½s Cavemanï¿½s Valentine, Jon Favreauï¿½s Made, Todd Solondzï¿½s Storytelling, and NBCï¿½s Ed and Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again.