J. Kevin Swain, President of the jury 2020 Edition

J. Kevin Swain is an Emmy® and Grammy® nominated American television and film executive with over 30 years of creative and production leadership and experience. Born and raised in Los Angeles, his work has taken him to over 25 countries in Europe, South America, Africa, The Middle East, and The Caribbean.
Swain is a leading multi-camera director/producer of major live events.

Here are some of his credits:

  • Chase Bank/Essence Studios, HBCU “Show Me Your Walk” 2020 Commencement Special f/President Barack Obama(Director)
  • Grand Park/The Music Center’s 4th Of July Stay At Home Celebration v Revolt TV: Hip Hop V. Trump
  • Revolt TV: Operation Get Home Alive
  • Kanye West Sunday Service, Mother’s Day 2019(Director)
  • Revolt, A Mary J.Blige Christmas 2017(Director)
  • Revolt, The Global Spin Awards, 2017/2018(Director)
  • Revolt, The Global Spin Awards, 2017,2018(Producer/Director)
  • All Def Digital, The All Def Movie Awards, 2017/2018
  • The First and Second Annual Source Awards(Producer)
  • The Soul Train Awards 1992-2006(Associate Producer/Production Manager) v Up In Smoke, 2002 Dr. Dre, Snoop ,Eminem & Ice Cube(Producer)
  • Alicia Keys Live At The Hollywood Bowl, 2005
  • Goldenvoice, Tyler The Creator’s “Camp Flog Gnaw”(Director)
  • New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012-2014(Director)

J.Kevin Swain is dedicated to the mentorship of talented newcomers. He has helped launched the careers of some of the most successful creatives and executives in the industry. He has a heart for community service, as well as sharing access and insights into the industry he loves with women and underserved youth seeking a foothold in entertainment. These contributions are a hallmark of his amazing career and commitment to others.


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