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Whether designing the underlying foundation of new business ventures for international corporate brands, building debt and equity financing for entertainment properties, or producing and directing award winning film & TV content, the Konwiser Brothers continue to prove themselves as renaissance men of the entertainment world.

Awards & Merits

The Hammer (2011)

AFI Fest, Audience Award, Florida Film Festival, Audience Award, Miami Film Festival, Audience Award, Philadelphia Film Festival, Audience Award, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Audience Award, Newport Beach Film Festival, Audience Award

Baker Boys: Inside The Surge (2010)

Newport Beach Film Festival, Audience Award, CINE Gold Eagle, Grand Jury Prize, Worldfest Houston, Silver Remi Award, Gotham Awards, Festival Genius Audience Award, Accolade Competition, Award of Excellence, Dart Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Honorable Mention

Life During Wartime (2009)

Venice International Film Festival, Best Narrative

Shanghai Kiss (2006)

Chinese American Film Festival, Best Picture
Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Actress (Hayden Panettiere)
San Francisco Asian American Film Festival,
Best Actor (Ken Leung)

Burton Presents White Space (2005)

Foursite Film Festival, Best Documentary
The Communicator Award
Accolade Competition, Award of Excellence

Smile (2005)

Stony Brook Film Festival, Rising Star Award

Crossover: A Worldwide Basketball Odyssey (2004)

Worldfest Houston, Gold Special Jury Award

Dallas 362 (2003)

Cinevegas Film Festival, Audience Award

The Last Game (2002)

Sonoma Valley Film Festival, Jury Award
Worldfest Houston, Special Jury Award

Cable in the Classroom (2000)

CINE Golden Eagle Award

On Hallowed Ground:
Streetball Champions of Rucker Park (1999)

Sports Emmy Awards, Outstanding Sports Documentary
The New York Festivals, World Gold Medal

Miss Evers’ Boys (1996)

5 Primetime Emmy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress,
Best Actor, Best Editing, President’s Award),
Cable ACE Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor)
NAACP Image Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress)
Producers Guild of America, Producer of the Year Award
Humanitas Prize
National Education Association Award

COMPLETE LIST OF CREDITS

Film, TV, Music & Live Events

2017

Harlem Code (Scripted Drama Series, Population Media Center)
Kip & Kern Konwiser: Executive Producer/Show runner

2016

Make It Work (documentary series, Legendary Pictures)
Kip & Kern Konwiser: Writer/Producer/Director

2015

The Fighting Season (documentary series, DirecTV)
Kern Konwiser, Supervising Story Producer

2014

Blizzard Entertainment’s “World of Warcraft” (documentary, Blizzcon & Hulu)
Kip & Kern Konwiser: Writer/Producer/Director

National Geographic Breakthrough Explorer Series (National Geographic, General Electric,
Imagine Entertainment & Asylum Entertainment)
Kip & Kern Konwiser: Executive Producer/Show runner

A Change of Heart (Theatrical Film Directed by Kenny Ortega, Produced by Emilio Estefan)
Kip Konwiser, Executive Producer, Unit Production Manager
Kern Konwiser, Executive Producer

Wild Oats (Theatrical feature film starring Shirley MacLaine, The Weinstein Company)
Kip Konwiser, Producer

2013

Runner Runner (Theatrical Film starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, 20th Century Fox)
Kip Konwiser (KCPR), production & rebate service company

DeSean Jackson: Making of a Father’s Dream (Documentary, Echo Bridge Entertainment)
Kip Konwiser, producer
Kern Konwiser, director

Televisa Latin Billboard Awards (Directed by Kenny Ortega, Televisa/NBC)
Kip & Kern Konwiser: producers

2012

Gatorade Presents Inside Endurance (Universal Sports Network, 4 part non-fiction series)
Kip Konwiser, producer
Kern Konwiser, director/editor

Ball Up: Season 2 (Fox Sports Net, reality competition series)
Kip & Kern Konwiser, directors/producers

2011

“N00bz” (Big Air Studios, theatrical film)
Kip Konwiser, producer

The Hammer (D&E Entertainment, theatrical film)
Kip Konwiser, producer

2010

TapouT Films (a division of TapouT, worldwide brand leader for Ultimate Fighting Championships
(UFC) & Mixed Martial Arts)
Kip & Kern Konwiser, consultant & producer

Baker Boys: Inside The Surge (HDNet / Gigapix Studios, 4-part documentary series)
Kern Konwiser, director
Kip Konwiser, producer

2009

Life During Wartime (IFC Films, feature film directed by Todd Solondz)
Kip Konwiser, production services via Puerto Rico company KCPR, Inc.

One Hot Summer (Lifetime TV, television movie)
Kip Konwiser, co-producer & production services via KCPR, Inc.

2008 – 2010

Gigapix Studios
Kip Konwiser, Head of Production
Kern Konwiser, director

“Captain Abu Raed”, (theatrical feature film) post production producer
“Workaholics”, (television series) Development & Production executive

2007

Kidnapped (NBC & Sony Pictures TV, television series)
Kip Konwiser, producer

Island Heat: Stranded (Lifetime TV, television movie)
Kern Konwiser, director
Kip Konwiser, producer/UPM

Island Heat: Kidnapped (Lifetime TV, television movie)
Kip Konwiser, producer

Island Heat: Break-in (Lifetime TV, television movie)
Kip Konwiser, co-producer

2006

Shanghai Kiss (Anchor Bay, theatrical film)
Kern Konwiser, director
Kip Konwiser, producer

Kings of South Beach (A&E, Sony Pictures TV, television movie)
Kip Konwiser, producer

For Right or Wrong (Burton Snowboards, Mandalay Sports Entertainment, documentary)
Kern & Kern Konwiser, writers

2005

Burton Snowboards Presents White Space (NBC, documentary)
Kern Konwiser, director / writer
Kip Konwiser, producer

2004

Animal (DEJ/Blockbuster, feature film)
Kip Konwiser, producer
Kern Konwiser, 2nd unit director

Smile (Screen Media, feature film)
Kip Konwiser, producer
Kern Konwiser, co-producer

Crossover: A Worldwide Basketball Odyssey (Showtime, documentary)
Kern Konwiser, director / writer / producer
Kip Konwiser, producer

2003

Step Up: A Musical (Clear Channel, Broadway musical)
Kern Konwiser, writer

Dallas 362 (ThinkFilm, feature film directed by Scott Caan)
Kip Konwiser, producer
Kern Konwiser, co-producer

2002

Back In The Day (DEJ/Blockbuster)
Kip Konwiser, producer

Underground Poets Railroad (national tour & documentary film)
Kern Konwiser, producer / director
Kip Konwiser, producer

ESPN Sidelines (ESPN, television series)
Kern Konwiser, segment producer

Quest for Nutrition (Discovery Channel)
Kern Konwiser, co-producer / writer

The Last Game (ESPN, documentary)
Kern Konwiser, executive producer
Kip Konwiser, executive producer

1999 – 2001

Mandalay Sports & Urban Entertainment
Kip Konwiser, president
Kern Konwiser, vice president

Focus (Paramount, feature film)
Kip Konwiser, co-producer

The Wash (Lions Gate, feature film)
Kip Konwiser, producer

Major League Baseball Players’ Choice Awards (ESPN, live television event)
Kip Konwiser, producer
Kern Kowiser, producer

Fan Club: Red Hot Chili Peppers (VH1, television series)
Kern Konwiser, director / producer

Cable in the Classroom (PSA series with Alfre Woodard, Gregory Hines, Oscar De La Hoya)
Kern Konwiser, producer
Kip Konwiser, producer

1996 – 1999

New Urban Entertainment (cable network started by Quincy Jones, David Falk)
Kip Konwiser, president of production
Kern Konwiser, vice president

On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park (TNT, documentary)
Kern Konwiser, director / producer / writer / composer
Kip Konwiser, producer

Miss Evers’ Boys (HBO, television movie)
Kip Konwiser, producer
Kern Konwiser, co-producer

1994 – 1997

Graphix Zone (DVD-ROM, CD-ROM developer & publisher)
Kip Konwiser, senior vice president
Kern Konwiser, creative director

Titles released via Graphix Zone (GZN, NASDAQ):
Herbie Hancock presents Living Jazz
Bob Marley: Soul Almighty
Carlos Santana: River of 
Color and Sound
Bob Dylan Highway 61
Prince
Oliver Stone’s Nixon: the CD-ROM and 
Oscar nominated feature film soundtrack
Under The Covers with The Doors, Eagles and 
CSNY
Willie Nelson: My Life
Wheel of Fortune CD-ROM
Jeopardy CD-ROM

1992 – 1994

360 Degrees Productions (company of Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead)
Kip Konwiser, vice president
Kern Konwiser, creative director

1991- 1992

Zebrahead (Ixtlan / Sony, feature film)
Kip Konwiser, production executive

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (20th Century Fox, animated feature film)
Kip Konwiser, production executive

Industry Affiliations

Producer’s Guild of America
(Norman Felton Winner, PGA Mentor Program, PGA Credit Arbitration Committee)

Directors Guild of America
(as Directors and as Unit Production Manager/3rd Area)

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
(Kip Konwiser: Mentor program, Emmy Award judge)

Meaningful Media
(Kern Konwiser: Advisory Board member)

Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications (SULA)
Kip Konwiser, Professor

Contact

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