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Jessica Kam

Senior Vice President for Original Productions, HBO Asia

Jessica Kam,
Senior Vice President for Original Productions, HBO Asia

A senior TV executive and film producer with over twenty years of experience in film, TV, music, news and digital media, Kam brings with her a wealth of media experience that spans across three continents and joins HBO Asia with a deep understanding of the industry in Asia. At HBO Asia, Kam is responsible for all aspects of the network’s productions of all HBOAsia Originals. Under her leadership, the network aims to elevate their offerings and presence in Asia through the creation of more Asian content.

Kam’s understanding of the movie and entertainment industry in Asia stems from her experience in producing 10 feature films in China to date. Some of her notable film credits include the award-winning Chinese feature film The Piano in a Factory (钢的琴) that has received over a dozen international awards, commercial releases such as “Kungfu Cyborg” (机器侠), “Just Another Pandora’s Box” (越光宝盒), “Bump in the Road” (一路顺疯), as well as the upcoming 10-ton “Killer” (十吨刺客) and “East Sea Odyssey” (大闹东海). In 2016, she produced two critically-acclaimed films, including the Hong Kong documentary “She Objects” (她非它) and the first official Italian-Chinese co-production “Coffee”.

Before working as a film producer in China, Kam had stints with various regional media companies. From 2005 to 2008, she oversaw Celestial Pictures’ marketing and product management teams to drive the distribution of its Shaw Brothers library titles, new films and TV channels. In 1999-2005, she served MTV Asia as head of the MTV China Channel and VP of network communications. Prior to MTV, she has also worked for MGM Gold, Dow Jones Newswires and Disney Studios.

Kam holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a B.A. in Computer Science from U. C. Berkeley, USA. She was the President of the International Advertising Association(IAA), Hong Kong Chapter (2001-2005).